OHIO – Ohio Division of Wildlife says a idea was sparked to do some good from such a negative thing and now other animals are benefiting.
According to a release from ODNR each year State Wildlife Officers collect roadkill deer for testing. Franklin County Wildlife Officer Brad Kiger noticed that the antlers from the roadkill deer could go to good use instead of being thrown away.
Officer Kiger reached out to a known resource the Columbus Zoo and aquarium asking if they would like to use the resource, boxes of antlers.
The question is why? Antlers contain very important elements and minerals such as calcium and phosphorus and can be consumed by many animals as added enrichment. This will help the Columbus zoo reduce some costs during the pandemic.
ODNR posted some photos of Komodo Dragons and a wolverine enjoying the racks.