Indeed, as he was working to free the baby, mommy did come back. However, it seemed like she knew Congo was trying to help. Although she approached her offspring, she didn’t make any violent or protective moves towards her calf while he worked.
In fact, Congo even got a chance to inspect the younger moose’s leg, and it was good news. “The wire had not cut through the skin,” Congo said. “So aside from being a little sore, the calf was fine.” And his efforts weren’t in vain.