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Help choose name for baby moose at Northwest Trek

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Connie the moose and her newborn calf, a female, at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. (Photo: Northwest Trek)

Connie the moose and her newborn calf, a female, at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. (Photo: Northwest Trek)

EATONVILLE, Wash. — The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park has determined a moose calf born July 17 is a female, and now the park wants the public’s help in choosing a name for her.

“The park’s first moose calf in 15 years will get a name reflective of its Northwest heritage,” the park said in a news release. “Keepers have narrowed the field to Willow, Aspen and Lily.”

The park said voting begins Friday night at www.nwtrek.org  and runs through Aug. 31.

The park plans to announce the name Sept. 1.

The moose calf has been venturing around the park’s 435-acre Free Roaming Area with her mother, Connie moose, the park said. She is expected to nurse through the summer and stay with her mother through the rut this fall.

Over the past two weeks, the park said, visitors on the Northwest Trek tram have reported regular sightings of the pair.

“There’s a lot of excitement among our staff and visitors about the calf,” Northwest Trek Deputy Director Alan Varsik said. “It’s a rare experience to see a moose and her calf up close. We couldn’t be more pleased with how they’re doing.”