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.
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.