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Bearizona wildlife park rescues elk calf after mother hit by vehicle

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Lucky, a one-month old elk calf, was rescued by Bearizona wildlife park (Bearizona). Lucky, a one-month old elk calf, was rescued by Bearizona wildlife park (Bearizona).
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An elk calf was rescued by an Arizona wildlife park after its mother was struck by a vehicle last month. 

Bearizona, a popular drive and walk-through park near the Grand Canyon, took in 'Lucky' in June. Lucky's mother was pregnant with her at the time of the crash. Officials said Lucky was saved by Flagstaff firefighters and a Prescott family who stopped at the scene to help, a release said.

The family rushed the calf the Bearizona where she was nursed back to health, according to a release. Lucky is now well enough to be put on display and interact with the public. 

“It really is a miracle Lucky made it, which is why the family that helped save her requested we give her that name,” said Bearizona Owner Sean Casey. “We are so grateful to the Flagstaff firefighters and Prescott family that rushed to give her care at the scene, and to the veterinarians and animal staff that watched over her day and night those first few days.”

She spends her days with a recently rescued two-month old pronghorn fawn. 

Bearizona prides itself on rescuing wildlife animals in need of new homes. It promotes its conservation efforts to the public by allowing the animals to be viewed in their natural habitats. 

The park has rescued four black bear cubs, two elk, one pronghorn and five otters to date in 2018.

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