Long ears, long legs, and that nose! Our moose are a crowd-pleaser in the Free-Roaming Area. Moose love nestling in bracken, where they blend into the shadows – quite a feat for the tallest wild animal in North America!
We’re home to three rescued moose calves: Atlas, Luna and Calli. Take a Wild Drive or Keeper Adventure Tour to spot the young moose in our Free-Roaming Area.
Meet our Moose Calves
Keepers describe Atlas as very curious, confident, and affectionate with his care team. The growing moose can get the zoomies and loves to run around.
Biologists from the Alaska Fish & Game Dept. rescued Atlas in May 2022 in Anchorage. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provided a temporary home for the orphaned calf until he could move to Northwest Trek.
Callisto or "Calli"
Calli is the smallest, but has the biggest personality. Her keepers say she is quick to let you know exactly what she wants.
Alaska Fish & Game biologists discovered Calli wandering alone on the Kenai Peninsula in June 2022 and transported her to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for temporary care. She then moved to her permanent home at Northwest Trek.
Luna was shy when she first arrived, but now she is the first to explore new areas and her keepers say she is a fast learner.
Luna was rescued after wandering alone around the small town of Ninilchik for several days in May 2022. After closely monitoring the calf and not seeing her mother, Alaska Fish & Game biologists transported her to the Alaska Zoo for temporary care. She then made the journey to her permanent home at Northwest Trek.
One of the deer family, the moose is the tallest wild animal in North America, growing up to 10.5 feet long and 7.5 feet high.
They have long legs, broad antlers, a wide muzzle and that distinctive dewlap under a short neck.
Moose are ruminants - they can ferment their food in a special stomach, eating up to 60lb of leafy browse per day!
They also like to eat underwater plants, and will swim to find them. They live in swampy or forested mountain areas of Alaska, Canada and the northern U.S.
I like my solitude.
They are usually solitary animals. Cows with calves and bulls in rut can be very aggressive.
Moose cows give birth once a year, first to a single calf and then, usually, to twins.
It’s been one year since orphaned moose calves Atlas, Luna, and Callisto first arrived at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. And what an a-moose-ing year it’s been getting to know them and care for them! The moose, all born in spring 2022, were rescued after being orphaned in Alaska. They arrived at Northwest Trek a few months later in August. All three moose weighed under 200 pounds when they first arrived. Now, Atlas, the male calf, weighs over 734 pounds, and female calves Luna and Callisto weigh 664 pounds and 554 pounds. All three calves are nearly 5 feet tall at …
Three orphaned moose calves, named Atlas, Luna, and Callisto, recently made their public debut at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The moose, all born last spring, were rescued after being orphaned in Alaska. They arrived at Northwest Trek in August and have been living off-exhibit and adjusting to their new Eatonville home. “Our veterinarian and animal care team have built strong bonds with these calves, getting to know them as a group and as individuals,” Zoological Curator Marc Heinzman said. “These trusting relationships will help us continue to provide the best possible care for them as they grow up.” When the …
What would you ask Santa for these holidays if you were a moose? Or a bald eagle? Of course we can’t know what our animals are thinking, and we do give them plenty of holiday enrichment treats at Winter Wildland. But we can definitely make some fun guesses based on what they enjoy doing or eating! Here’s a Northwest Trek wish-list for Santa from some of our animals. Let’s hope the guy in the red suit comes through… Moose Dear Santa, The holidays are here, and apparently you give gifts on request. Well, here is my request: Peace and quiet. …