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Baby moose born at Northwest Trek

Connie checks on her newborn moose calf Sunday at Northwest Trek.
Connie checks on her newborn moose calf Sunday at Northwest Trek. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

For the second time in the last 11 months, Northwest Trek is home to a newborn moose.

The male calf was born after midnight Sunday and appears to be healthy, the Eatonville wildlife park announced Monday afternoon. He has not yet been named.

He was born to Connie and Ellis, the parents of Willow, who was born July 17, 2015. Both of the parents were rescued after being orphaned when they were calves.

“Most people will never see a moose in the wild,” park zoological curator Marc Heinzman said in a news release. “We know many of our visitors come here specifically hoping to see members of our moose family.

“And when they come, in addition to seeing the animals, they learn about actions they can take to help conserve resources and more deeply appreciate all wild animals and wild places.”

The park said more than two dozen animals have been born there recently, including five bison calves, two elk calves, two bighorn sheep lambs, three beaver kits, several deer fawns and some goslings.

Moose can grow to be more than 7 feet tall and weigh up to 1,800 pounds as adults.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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