Gerwin didn't need to travel far to see one of nature's greatest miracles. It happened right in her own backyard!
Naomi Gerwin lives in Anchorage, Alaska so I'm sure she is used to seeing a lot more of the great outdoors than most of us are.
Anchorage is known to be one of the best spots to take in native wildlife in Alaska. Wildlife viewing is as close as the moose that munch throughout the city. If you want to be able to see bears fishing or get up close and personal with whales, puffins and otters, Anchorage is the spot to go. You can even take a tour above the Arctic circle to see polar bears!
Gerwin didn't need to travel far to see one of nature's greatest miracles though, it happened right in her own backyard. Captioning her video, shared on Facebook, "Momma moose just dropped a calf in our backyard", the video doesn't really need more of an introduction.
In the next video we can see momma moose share a tender moment with the newborn calf as she licks of what I assume is the amniotic sac.
"Coolest thing ever ❤️," captions Gerwin.
Nature lovers are entralled with one fan commenting "I have the biggest smile watching these videos, you are so lucky".
Gerwin captures the first time nursing in this video.
Next up time for the baby to take their first steps. The word moose comes from the Algonquin Eastern Abenaki name moz, which loosely means "twig eater." Though the little calf seems a little undeady as they take their first steps in this video, according to All About Moose , after only a few days a moose calf is capable of outrunning a human.
Moose gain weight at an incredible rate in the first year of life. A calf will gain more than 1 pound a day in the spring and later will have weight gain of over 4 pounds a day.
The moose population in North America is estimated to be fewer than 1.5 million, with 1 million in Canada alone. Up to 200,000 are estimated to live in Alaska.
Thank you Naomi Gerwin for sharing this amazing experience with all of on Facebook. It was truly a miracle to observe.