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Maggie, Abandoned Maine Moose Who Became a Star, Passes Away

Maggie became famous last summer when video of her playing with a German Shepherd went viral

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    Maggie, Abandoned Maine Moose Who Became a Star, Passes Away
    Maine Wildlife Park
    Maggie the moose rests at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. She was taken to the park in June 2018 when she was under a month old. Maggie passed away on the morning of Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

    Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is saying goodbye to its biggest star.

    “Maggie” the moose, who went viral last year when she was found abandoned in a Wallagrass, Maine backyard, passed away this week from a ruptured brain aneurysm, the park said in a Facebook post, Thursday.   

    Maggie became a sensation after a woman spotted the abandoned animal and heard her cry. The woman’s dog approached Maggie in an encounter that quickly spread online. 

    The video got the attention of wildlife officials who took the calf to Gray, where she was looked after.

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    A 22-day-old, 27 pound calf named Maggie the moose can be viewed three times a day at the wildlife park where she is getting rehabilitated after being rescued in northern Maine.

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    Maggie drew record crowds to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray last year, according to the park.

    “Maggie bridged two worlds,” the park said in the post. “She served as a link between her species and our own by capturing the hearts of people everywhere.”

    Maggie was just over a year old when she passed away on Tuesday.

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