A New Brunswick brewery has donated $25,000 to the cause of making a beloved Saskatchewan moose statue the tallest in the world once again. Moose Jaw’s ‘Mac the Moose’ held the title of world’s tallest moose statue for decades at almost 10 metres high. But Norway recently erected a silver moose that edges out Mac by 30 centimetres.
A $50,000 GoFundMe campaign was been launched to fund Mac’s renovation and $12,000 had been raised before the Moosehead donation Wednesday morning, after the moose battle garnered international attention including being featured on late-night U.S. television. The Norwegian moose is located halfway between the capital of Norway, Oslo and Trondheim. You have to admit, it’s pretty impressive.
Giving Mac bigger antlers is the most likely solution to make him taller. Adding an RCMP Stetson or stilettos (as someone suggested) are other potential modifications. Mac weighs 9,000 kilograms and has been welcoming visitors from his perch along the Trans-Canada Highway since 1984.
He won an award in 2013 for being Moose Jaw’s best celebrity, but Mac is starting to show his age in some spots. “So in some ways the timing on this couldn’t have been better,” according to Moose Jaw’s tourism office.