One day Erikas Plukas from Lithuania was returning home and came across a lone baby moose lying near his gate. "It was a heartbreaking sight," Erikas said. "She (it turned out to be a girl) was starving, covered in mud, had flies all over her body, and when she saw me, she tried to run away but she too weak to even get to her feet."

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Plukas thought it was likely that the mother moose had been shot by hunters, leaving her calf to fend for itself.

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The man couldn't leave the baby to die, so he took her to his home. That's how a magical friendship between a wild animal and a human started.

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At first, Plukas bottle-fed the baby every four hours and even slept beside her in the barn to reassure her that she was safe.

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When it was finally time to let the moose calf go, Plukas found it very difficult to decide to do so, but he understood that it was only for the animal's benefit.

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But their friendship did not end there. The moose still comes to visit her "daddy" every day.

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