Three newly rescued moose calves, named Atlas, Luna, and Callisto, have made their public debut at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington. These moose calves were rescued in Alaska after being orphaned and arrived at the park in August of 2022. The zoological curators and animal care team have been taking care of the moose and have built strong bonds with them as they adjusted to their new home.
The moose are now big and strong enough to live on their own and are nearly 6 feet tall at the shoulder. The male moose calf, Atlas, weighs 500 pounds while the female calves, Luna and Callisto, weigh 465 pounds and 361 pounds respectively.
Visitors to the park can spot the moose calves from a Wild Drive or Keeper Adventure Tour and learn about moose and how to help conserve resources for wild animals and wild places. The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Five Fun Facts About Moose:
- Moose are the tallest wild animals in North America, with adults growing up to 7.5 feet high.
- They can weigh up to 1,200 pounds and can be up to 10.5 feet long.
- Moose are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath underwater for up to 30 seconds.
- They have an excellent sense of smell but poor eyesight.
- Moose have a unique flap of skin under their chin, called a bell, that can shake and make a noise to communicate with other moose.
Visitors to the park can learn about moose and how to help conserve resources for wild animals and wild places while getting the chance to see these magnificent creatures.