Northwest Trek’s Baby Moose Calf

There’s a new family member at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, and the public has been asked to choose her name!

Two weeks ago, on the 40th Birthday of the park, Connie (a female moose, named after park co-founder Connie Hellyer) gave birth to a female calf; the first moose to be born at Northwest Trek in 15 years!

Now, the keepers at the park have asked for the public’s help in choosing a Northwest-themed name for the new calf. Simply go to www.nwtrek.org and fill out their survey before August 31st. The calf’s name will be announced on September 1st to coincide with the commencement of breeding season for hoofed animals such as deer, elk, and moose.

It doesn’t look like the moose calf will have a chance to get lonely, either. The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park has welcomed Bighorn lambs, Roosevelt Elk calves, Bison calves, Fawns, Goslings, and even a Caribou calf this spring.  The Discovery Tram Tour, a 50-minute ride along the park’s meadow, is free with admission, and affords visitors the opportunity to gaze upon the newborn animals without disturbing them.

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is open daily from 9:30am to 6pm.

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