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January 9, 2023

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!


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 to 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.

two grizzly bears on log, looks like they are kissing each other
Grizzly bears Hawthorne and Huckleberry have that “brotherly love”


Galentine’s Day is unofficially celebrated on Feb. 13 and it’s perfect for badger sisters Poppy and Lavender! Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship, and the two badgers are often seen curiously exploring their habitat and digging for food together.

two badgers on log

Send an Animal Valentine

Sending love this Valentine’s Day? Pick one of our Animal Valentines to say “I love you” – in a furry unique way! Just download, print and add the details – or click to send an ecard.