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2018 Press Releases

2018 Press Releases
winter wildland wolfWinter Wildland promises treats for animals, fun for people Dec. 29-30

Dec. 18, 2018: People aren’t the only ones to receive holiday gifts at this time of year. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s creative keeper staff is as busy as Santa’s elves, creating special treats for the resident animals for the annual Winter Wildland event.

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Mountain goat kids
Mountain goat kids from Olympics introduced to their new home at Northwest Trek

Nov. 13, 2018: A group of mountain goat kids scampered into the vast expanses of the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area at Northwest Wildlife Trek Wildlife Park Tuesday morning and began exploring their new home.

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bald eagle headVeterans enjoy free admission to Northwest Trek and Zoo

Oct. 18, 2018:  U.S. military veterans are invited to enjoy the splendor of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and the wonder of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium at no charge on Nov. 10, 11 and 12. Veterans’ immediate family members will receive half-off general admission at each zoo.

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grizzly cubs growlingDouble the fun: Grizzly bear cubs go on view together this weekend

Oct. 11, 2018: Huckleberry enjoys hanging out by the pool. Hawthorne likes standing on the log over the pool. But come this weekend, they could spend more time chasing one another around and playing. On Friday, Huckleberry and Hawthorne will go on public exhibit together for the first time at Northwest Trek.

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brown grizzly on logGrizzly cubs get names and make their debut

Sept. 19, 2018: It’s time! Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s exciting, energetic and engaging grizzly bear cubs will make their public debut on Thursday beginning at 9:30 a.m. And they have names! Who could resist a buff-colored grizzly bear cub named Huckleberry? Or a chocolate-colored “brother” bear named Hawthorne?

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grizzly cub in forestHelp Name Two Grizzly Bear Cubs

Sept. 14, 2018: Will it be Hawthorn, Kenai or Sitka for the chocolate-colored grizzly bear cub from Alaska? Bandera, Glacier or Huckleberry for the buff-colored cub with darker-colored legs from Montana? Northwest Trek Wildlife Park wants the public’s help to name two grizzly bear cubs that arrived last month after being orphaned in the wild.

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Three mountain goat kids near logRegional zoos partner with agencies to move Olympics mountain goats

Sept. 14, 2018: Three regional zoos are partnering with state and federal agencies that are translocating non-native mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the northern Cascade Mountains. The zoos are providing permanent homes to goat kids without known mothers.

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hoot n howl purple girlTime to scare up your online tickets for Hoot ‘n’ Howl

Sept. 11, 2018: Getting wild this fall is just a click away – but don’t miss out. Online ticket sales for the popular Hoot ‘n’ Howl event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park began this week and close on Oct. 14. The event runs 5-9 pm Oct. 19-20.

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elk rut clashing antlersFairgoers save big on “Trek Tuesdays” in September

Aug. 30, 2018: Animals, rides, scones…September means the Washington State Fair, and now it also means a chance for fairgoers to save big at Northwest Trek. On “Trek Tuesdays” through September, Washington State Fairgoers can get $5 off general admission at the wildlife park.

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man and child

Senior citizens get half-off general admission during September

Aug. 20, 2018: Seniors aged 65 or older receive special half-price general admission at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park throughout the month of September. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior.

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Grizzly bear cub physical exam

Grizzly bear cubs pass their first physical exams

Aug. 16, 2018: Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs – one from Montana, one from Alaska – received their first full physicals at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park on Tuesday. Veterinarian Dr. Allison Case declared both to be “very healthy and robust” animals.

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Grizzly bear cub from Montana
Second grizzly bear cub arrives at Northwest Trek

Aug. 7, 2018: Cub from Montana getting acquainted with keepers and settling into new home; he soon will be introduced to the orphaned cub that arrived from Alaska last week.

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Grizzly bear cub from Alaska

Grizzly bear cub settles into his new home

Aug. 2, 2018:  He’s been at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for barely a day, and he’s already made himself at home. A 6-month-old orphaned grizzly bear cub arrived at the wildlife park near Eatonville from Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday morning, eagerly ate his first meal and playfully tackled natural “toys” in his den.

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Alaska grizzly cub
Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs coming to Northwest Trek

July 31, 2018: For the first time in its 43-year history, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park near Eatonville will be home to two grizzly bear cubs. A cub estimated to be about 6-months-old is due to arrive at the wildlife park from Alaska on Wednesday; a yearling grizzly bear from Montana is expected to come to its new home in the next few weeks.

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Keeper Adventure Tour with two bison
Keeper Adventure Tours begin at Northwest Trek

July 23, 2018: All aboard! Northwest Trek begins brand-new Keeper Adventure Tour, going off-road with a keeper in the Free-Roaming Area to come up close to bison, elk, moose and more.

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Orphaned badger in home
Orphaned badgers find a home and baby animals abound at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

June 14, 2018: Two orphaned badgers, Poppy and Lavender, have found a new home at Northwest Trek, which is also celebrating newly-born bison, caribou and elk calves, plus bighorn sheep lambs, goslings and other baby animals.

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May 10, 2018
Just in time for Mother’s Day there are newborn bison calves at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Mar. 2, 2018
Kids ‘n Critters gets an encore at Northwest Trek March 10 and 11

Feb. 20, 2018
New Canada lynx Nuka to make debut at Northwest Trek

Feb. 2, 2018
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park open Sunday; adults half-price due to snow


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