The first moose born at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in 15 years has been named Willow.
Staff members at the park near Eatonville offered up three choices – Willow, Lily and Aspen – and the public voted over the last month through an online survey.
Willow was born July 17 to mother Connie and father Ellis. Park officials said the 6-week-old calf is healthy.
Another adult moose, Nancy, also lives in the 435-acre Free-Roaming area. Visitors can see the animals in their natural habitat by hopping on a tram.
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This weekend, Northwest Trek will hold its annual event Get Out of the Rut, which honors moose, elk, bighorn sheep and deer. It will take place from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Monday.
Weekend activities include:
▪ Trailside Encounters in which keepers showcase and talk about small animals. Times are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
▪ Daily keeper talks (locations and times are posted at the front gate).
▪ Elk-lympics, in which visitors can test their ability to survive the rut by trying up to five Elk-lympic events. They include thrashing, sparring, parallel march, bugling and more.
The Elk-lympics will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day during Get Out of the Rut.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653