Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. There’s no concrete way to measure an animal’s love, but many of the animals at Northwest Trek are coupled up or longtime companions and enjoy each other’s company. Of course, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples- it’s about celebrating friendship and family, too!
“Moose are generally solitary animals, but our three moose calves love being in their own micro-herd,” said keeper Jordan. “They are seldom seen alone and prefer to forage, go on walks, swim, play in the meadows, and even nap together.”
Atlas, Luna, and Callisto were all born in spring 2022 and were rescued after being orphaned in Alaska. They arrived at Northwest Trek a few months later.
“The gray wolf sisters share a deep sibling bond with their brother,” said keeper Haley. “They can be seen on exhibit playing together, resting side-by-side, and often grooming each other.”
Sisters Tala and Darci alternate, sharing their exhibit habitat with brother Canagan.
Bromance. Bro-entines (like, galentines). Brotherly love. Whatever you want to call it, grizzly bears Hawthorne and Huckleberry have it. While not technically brothers, they both arrived at Northwest Trek as cubs around the same age, orphaned in the wild and rescued.
“They are often seen climbing and exploring in their large habitat together, splashing in their pool or napping on logs near one another,” said keeper Haley.
Galentine’s Day, a celebration of female friendship, is unofficially celebrated on Feb. 13, and it’s perfect for badger sisters Poppy and Lavender!
“The two badgers are often seen curiously exploring their habitat and digging for food together,” said keeper Amanda.
Brother-and-sister wolverines Rainier and Ahma were both born at Northwest Trek from different litters and enjoy exploring their habitat together, climbing trees and boulders.
“Ahma is smaller than her brother but is the dominant one of the pair,” said keeper Miranda. “They are often seen wrestling and playing together.”
“Bald eagles are monogamous animals, meaning they keep the same mate year after year,” said keeper Wendi.
Rescued bald eagles Sucia and Salish are bonded and often perched near each other.
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