They're up all night to get lucky.

They’re up all night to get lucky.

Thinking about moose sex makes Derek Burney smile. The 73-year-old former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. gets so happy, in fact, that he recently donated 1.22 square miles of land on the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border to the Nature Conservancy of Canada — specifically so endangered moose can have a place to rendezvous, enjoy a cocktail, and make like it’s prom night. Quoth CBC News:

“When you conjure it up, you can only smile at the imagery,” [Burney] said, chuckling.

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“I’m not an expert on moose sex or moose anything, but I think the understanding is that if they can preserve the corridor with things like this … then I think there’s a good chance the Nova Scotia population will be replenished.”

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Burney is JUST AN ADMIRER of moose sex, you guys. Not a professional. He doesn’t make moose porn, and he doesn’t run a moose brothel. He just wants to help prevent moose from going extinct. Because their numbers have been dwindling for the past decade:

The Nova Scotia mainland moose population is estimated at about 1,000 animals and has been endangered since 2003. The conservancy says it hopes the corridors give a route for the 29,000 moose in New Brunswick to find mates in the neighboring province.

Two dollars says province lines can’t stand in the way of a bunch of horny teenage moose. Just be home by curfew, you hear?

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