Calf Canyon New Mexico firefighters rescue adorable elk calf

Cinder with firefighters and ranchers Lisa and Carl Bartley.

Cinder with firefighters and ranchers Lisa and Carl Bartley.
photo: USDA Forest Service

Cinder was taken by ranchers to Cottonwood Rehab, a wildlife rehabilitation clinic near Las Vegas, New Mexico, where she will spend the next four months in preparation for her release into the wild. According to the Facebook post, a female elk acts as Cinder’s “surrogate mother,” cleaning her and giving her love — and letting staff raise her as free as possible to ensure her survival in the wild.

“They do elk stuff, they don’t do human stuff,” said Kathryn Ramsay, a veterinarian at the rehab center. told the Associated Press.

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