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Jul 20, 2018

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95. Oct. 2

Jul 20, 2018

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95.. Oct. 1

Jan 06, 2022

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95.. Sept. 24.

Jan 07, 2022

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95. Sept. 18

Jul 20, 2018

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95.. Sept. 17

Jul 20, 2018

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95. Sept. 11

Jul 20, 2018

Ride the Jeep to the elk rut action.
$85/$95. Sept. 10

Sep 01, 2021

Graceful arched antlers. Soft fuzzy velvet. And then – a touch of deep, blood-filled red. Welcome to the rut, that breeding season for animals like the bison, elk, caribou, bighorn sheep and deer that call our Free-Roaming Area home. If you know anything about rut, you’ll know that for Roosevelt elk and others in the deer family, it means sparring with huge antler clashes to vie for herd dominance. But there’s a less audible part of the rut that’s just as visually striking – and is essential to all that antler clashing. Losing velvet. Velvet (in animal terms) is the …

Jul 22, 2021

Zookeepers and the animals they love What’s the animal you feel most deeply inside? The one you connect with, love, relate to, share traits with? For National Zookeeper Week 2021, we asked our longest-tenured keepers that very same question. Then our incredible staff photographer Katie Cotterill took portraits of both keeper AND animal, superimposing them in her camera as a double-exposure shot. The results are magic. (Curious about how she did it? Scroll to the bottom to find out.) Deanna, with Ellinor the mountain goat   Miranda, with Ahma the wolverine   Wendi, with Yakima the golden eagle   Dave, …

Jul 05, 2021

At Northwest Trek, fall is a magical time. A palette of bronze sweeps the hillsides. Golden light streams through the trees. Dust rises from bison, rolling and sparring. And through the forest comes an eerie, haunting whistle – the sound of elk bugling. The rut – mating season – runs September-October. Out in the Free Roaming Area, male elk, bison and bighorn sheep vie for dominance and select their mates. The perfect way to experience this magic up close? An Elk Bugling Tour. This year, we get you off-road and up to the action in the keeper Jeep, with just …