Maine Wildlife Park’s announced the death of their oldest moose "George" in a somber Facebook post on Thursday.
George lived to be nearly 15-years-old when he died of old age this week, according to the sanctuary. He was a beloved moose ambassador and icon who was seen by more than 1 million visitors.
Born in May 2004, George was taken in by the sanctuary as a calf along with his sister when they were found without their mother on the banks of St. John River.
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Although he arrived in Maine Wildlife Park in questionable health, George surpassed some of the oldest captive moose in the world. The 14-year-old animal was even the oldest moose to ever live in the sanctuary.