News Cow captured on Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx The calf was being transferred to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in New Jersey. The calf was named "Major Deegan" after the expressway she was caught on, Animal Care Centers of NYC said. Photo Credit: NYPD via Twitter By Nicole Brown [email protected] @ncb417 Updated March 19, 2019 4:45 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A calf on the "mooove" was captured on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon. The animal was spotted near Exit 6 of the highway in Highbridge around noon, police said. The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit responded to the scene and tranquilized it shortly after. Video from the scene shows cars driving by as the calf lay in the left lane of the northbound side of the highway, surrounded by police officers. The calf, which is 8 to 10 months old, was taken to the Animal Care Centers of NYC's Manhattan center and was later being transferred to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey, founder and president Mike Stura said. The animal was named "Major Deegan" after the expressway, ACC said. It was not immediately clear where the calf came from. Cows and other animals have escaped multiple slaughterhouses in the city in the past. Just a few days before, a goat was caught roaming in the Bronx, and last week, a lamb was loose on the Gowanus Expressway. By Nicole Brown [email protected] @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic A brief history of farm animals on the loose in the cityIt's not that unusual to see a cow roaming the streets of the outer boroughs. Police capture loose calf in Prospect ParkThe animal was later released to the Skylands Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey, officials said. NYPD: Runaway bull dies after being captured in QueensThe runaway bull will be brought to a facility in West Babylon for cremation, police said. Jon Stewart picks up steer that escaped Queens slaughterhouseThe steer escaped from a truck near York College in Jamaica. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.