In the wilderness, it's always been that the strong survive. After the first minute or so of this video I really did think that this little guy wasn't going to make it.

As we get closer to the end of the video I see the parents of this calf come into frame and I think, "yes now the parents going to save this little guy and everything's going to be alright." Nope, it just stands there and watches as he struggles to get himself up onto the bank of the river.

It just goes to show that sometimes a little tough love is exactly what you need to help you become just a little bit stronger. Sure the adult moose could have saved him, but then again what kind of lesson is that going to teach. Sometimes you just have to figure things out all by yourself.