New critters to be seen at Northwest Trek

Staff writerNovember 26, 2013 

A young moose and fox kits are making their debut at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park after being orphaned and spending months being tended to behind the scenes.

Visitors to the Eatonville park could spot the 18-month-old female moose at her exhibit in the center of the park. She was rescued last summer after being found abandoned underneath a house in Idaho.

The five 8-month-old foxes arrived at Northwest Trek in May after wildlife officials in Idaho rescued them from a 40-foot irrigation pipe their mother hid them in before being shot by a rancher for stealing chickens.

“We’re excited to bring these young animals into our exhibit spaces, where the public will be able to watch them grow,” Zoological Curator Heidi Hellmuth said. “The stories of these animals, and the wild counterparts that they represent, fit nicely into our conservation mission at Northwest Trek.”

The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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