Calf Separated From Mom After Medical Issues « CBS Denver

“We have decided it is in the best interest of the calf that she be separated from Muziki for now, and she will be hand-reared by our CMZoo staff,” officials said at about 5:30 p.m. “She has been moved to the newly created sand stall, which is behind the birth stall, because it is more quiet there.”

Officials emphasized that the calf was stronger than she was in the morning, but said she would need to be bottle-fed and special care.

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The president and CEO of the zoo said he and the head veterinarian would be spending the night with the calf, trying to keep her from standing up to prevent her from falling and splaying again.

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The staff said they would provide an update on the calf on Thursday morning.