Mac the Moose was a pitiful site, with huge holes underneath his snout caused by vandalism, weather and rusting mesh, but a local artist has now mended the massive mascot's cracks and holes.


Mac the Moose is a landmark on the Trans-Canada Highway in Moose Jaw. ((Tourism Moose Jaw))

Candis Kirkpatrick of Tourism Moose Jaw says Mac still needs a few more coats of paint, as well as a few more layers of fibreglass but he's looking nearly as good as he did when he was built in 1984.

The roadside attraction on the Trans-Canada Highway is nearly 10 metres tall and weighs 9,000 kilograms.

Donations are coming in to pay for saving Mac.


Mac needed major jaw surgery. ((Tourism Moose Jaw))

Kirkpatrick says the sale of T-shirts which say "I helped save Mac the Moose" are going well and they also got an anonymous donation of $5,000.

The goal is to raise at least $30,000for all of the repairs needed to make the moose marvellous again.