High up in Canada’s Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth forest, a moose is born.
At the best of times, the odds are stacked against this leggy 16-kilo calf surviving its first year, as normally less than 50 percent do, but now that number is sinking even lower.
Moose populations across many parts of North America are in steep decline and scientists believe one big reason is that fewer moose calves are surviving their first year.
If the population continues on this trajectory, scientists believe that moose could be gone from many parts of North America within the next 50 years. It has never been more important to understand what happens in the first year of a moose’s life.
FOR KIDSShare this infographic from CBC.ca/kids and video story with your children to learn about the first year of life in a moose.
To an interview with director Susan Fleming.
This stunningly intimate nature documentary does just that by taking viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life up close and personal, like it has never been seen before. Watch in awe as a young calf grows up right before your eyes in a land of snow-capped mountains, grizzly bears and wolves amid some of the most striking scenery on the planet.
Our film crews spent 13 months with a moose calf and its mother in the spectacular wilds of Jasper National Park to give viewers a ringside seat to witness a mother’s love and a calf’s everyday struggle for survival in the spectacular yet brutal landscape of the Canadian Rockies.
From the acclaimed director of A Murder of Crows comes a new one-hour nature documentary that explores the secret world of moose.
Produced by Twig Eaters Inc. in partnership with CBC The Nature of Things, PBS Nature and the BBC’s Natural World.
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Director of Photography
JOSHUA J. SEE
Vocal Improvisations by
MARY MARGARET O’HARA
Production Manager/Production Co-ordinator
DR. RYAN BROOK
DR. SETH MOORE
Post Production Supervisor
Supervising Sound Editor
MARTIN GWYNN JONES
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FOLEY RECORDING ASSISTANT:
JENNA DALLA RIVA
Stock Footage kindly provided by Travel Alberta
Special Thanks to the following for their important contribution to the project:
Mike Wesbrook and Cynthia Ball
Ed Logan Jill Seaton
Volker Schelhas Guy & Kerstin Boisvert Lynn Ambrico Roger Baird
Michaela Kent Cate Watrous
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Jim Brandenburg
Jim Rasmussen, Senior Vet Minnesota Zoo Tiffany Wolf, Vet Minnesota Zoo
Big Horn Helicopters Quicksilver Air
Rocky Mountain Heli Jane & Brian Buckles
All the folks at Jasper National Park
For CBC "The Nature of Things"
Executive Producer: SUE DANDO
Senior Producer: CAROLINE UNDERWOOD
For WNET New York Public Media
Executive Producer: FRED KAUFMAN
Series Producer: BILL MURPHY
For BBC Bristol “Natural World”
Series Editor ROGER WEBB
DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY BY OFF THE FENCE BV
Produced by TWIG EATERS Inc. ©2015
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