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June 17: It’s baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Guests can try and spot three Roosevelt elk calves and six black-tailed deer fawns in the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area during a Wild Drive or Keeper Adventure Tour.

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Hundreds Of Local Community Scientists Participate In City Nature Challenge 

June 15: More than 650 observers took part in this year’s City Nature Challenge and more than 1,000 species were identified in the  Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.

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June 7: Five of our original trams are now up for auction. The auction is running from June 6 – 27.

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June 1: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with Pride weekend events June 25-26, in partnership with Rainbow Center and Oasis Youth Center.

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May 25: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and partners unveil a first-of-its-kind interactive installation to help stop wildlife trafficking.

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May 12:  Northwest Trek Wildlife is taking extra precautions to protect their birds from highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu.

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April 25: Annual global event April 29‐May 2 offers opportunity for Puget Sound folks to discover nearby wildlife, help science and get outside safely.

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April 15: Dickman Mill Park and Wildlife Champions education program both win awards for outstanding achievement from Washington Parks & Recreation Association.

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Kulture City - Sensory inclusion

April 1: For the fourth consecutive year, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is certified as sensory-inclusive.

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March 25: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will be open daily (April 2-April 10) just in time for spring breaks and there will be plenty to see and do.

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Northwest Trek Mourns Loss of Beloved Moose Birch

Feb. 23: Birch, a beloved moose at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, died yesterday after a sudden and severe decline in his health.

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Wild Child Weekends

Jan. 10: Wild Child Weekends is the perfect time to get your kids close to nature at Northwest Trek, where two kids 12 or under get in free for every paid adult general admission this weekend.

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