According to a press release from The New Mexico Game & Fish Department:
"Department wildlife biologists suspect that the moose captured in Santa Fe this morning started its journey south from Colorado, perhaps a few years ago. It is also suspected that this is the same moose spotted in the southern Sangre de Cristo mountains in autumn 2022 and observed on multiple occasions near Ski Santa Fe throughout the winter. After some time without making an appearance, the moose was spotted in the Tesuque area last week before showing up in downtown Santa Fe this morning. This was one of the southernmost sightings of a moose in New Mexico."
Read the full press release here.