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2021 Press Releases

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Winter Wildland Returns Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Dec. 6: Winter Wildland returns to Northwest Trek Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Watch as animals play with holiday-themed treats and let your kids get the wiggles out at the Kids’ Trek nature-inspired playground.

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moose in open areaMoose on the Loose in Northwest Trek’s Free-Roaming Area

Nov. 18: 5-month-old Alaskan moose calf named Birch joined the Free-Roaming Area with his buddy, Aspen, and is ready for his public debut at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

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Photo credit: U.S. National Park Service
Fishers Released At Olympic National Park

Nov. 10: On Friday, November 5, federal, state, tribal and partner biologists released five fishers from Alberta, Canada into the lush, coastal forest near Lake Ozette, the latest event in a nearly two decades-long project to restore the native species to Washington State.

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Northwest Trek Welcomes Male Moose Calf Named Birch

Nov. 10: Northwest Trek welcomed a 5-month-old Alaskan moose calf in early November. He will soon join our female moose Aspen.

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eagle passage pathEagle Passage wins national exhibit award

Sept. 22  The Immersive bald eagle habitat at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is nationally recognized and wins top honors in Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ 2021 Exhibit Award.

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black bear pumpkin walking
Fall Festivities all October long

Sept. 8 Each weekend in October, “spooky” fall fun can be found at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. From a scavenger hunt to exploring the forest at night, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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wolverine in ice
Animals Cool Off in the Recent Heatwave

Aug. 13: Animals at Northwest Trek and sister zoo Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium found ways to cool off in the heat, thanks to tubs of ice and spray hoses offered by thoughtful keepers.

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frog release hand
Frogs Jump Into the Wild

Aug. 10: Northwest Trek partnered with other agencies to release hundreds of rare northern leopard frogs back into the Washington wild to help restore their endangered population.

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And her name is – Nettle!mountain goat kid face

July 22: After very close voting, fans have chosen the name of the new mountain goat kid at Northwest Trek: Nettle, after a plant found commonly in the Free-Roaming Area where she lives with her mom and herd.

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mountain goat and kid tree
Name our new mountain goat kid

July 15: Northwest Trek is inviting the public to vote on three names for its new mountain goat kid. Voting extends through July 21.

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Man laughing on Zip Wild zipline at Northwest Trek
Zip Wild returns July 14 to Northwest Trek

July 13: It’s time for a wildly fun summer adventure, as the Zip Wild Deep Forest Challenge zipline reopens July 14 at Northwest Trek.

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keeper adventure truck guests
Summer fun as Northwest Trek reopens fully

June 29, 2021: Individual seats on Keeper Adventure Tours, Zip Wild zipline and in-person events open summer of fun at wildlife park from July 1.

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Hundreds Conquer City Nature Challenge

May 11, 2021:  More than 550 observers took part in this year’s City Nature Challenge spanning King and Pierce counties.

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City Nature Challenge

March 16, 2021: From April 30-May 3, the annual global event asks ordinary folks to become nature scientists for an hour, a day, however long they have. And there’s no experience necessary.

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willow moose with flowersBeloved moose Willow humanely euthanized

Feb. 3, 2021: After a sudden decline in health, the five-year-old moose was humanely euthanized after significant struggles during the medical exam.

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valentines goatsWild Valentine’s Weekend coming soon

Jan. 27, 2021: Show your love for your significant other, family or friends with a visit to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for a Wild Valentine’s Weekend, a new event coming Feb. 13-15.

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