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Orphaned moose released into Northwest Trek’s free-roaming area

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 22, 2013 at 10:05 am with No Comments »
April 22, 2013 10:05 am
Credit: Northwest Trek
Credit: Northwest Trek

Two orphaned moose brought to Northwest Trek last summer have been released into the Eatonville park’s free-roaming area, where people can now see them from the tram.

The two calves join two adult female moose in the 435-acre forested and meadowed area that is dedicated to Northwest animals that need room to forage for their food.

Moose are herbivores that munch on leaves, branches, roots and twigs.

One of the calves is a 600-pound female orphaned in Alaska. The other is a 500-pound male found dehydrated and malnourished in an Idaho stream.

Veterinarians and zoo staff nursed the calves, who are now about 10 to 11 months old, back to health.

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