Does he look like an Ash, a Douglas or a Spruce?
EATONVILLE, Wash. — The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park said Friday that members of the public can start voting on a name for the park’s 2-week-old male moose calf.
The park said you can pick from one of three prospective names, Ash, Douglas or Spruce, by going to www.nwtrek.org/moose.
Voting ends at 11:45 p.m. on July 7. The calf’s name will be announced on Friday, July 8, the park said.
The calf is only the second moose born at the 725-acre wildlife park near Eatonville in the last 16 years. His sister, Willow, was born last July 17.
The calf, born June 12 to mother Connie and father Ellis, is healthy and growing quickly.
Keepers report that the calf is sticking very close to his mother and picking his way through the foliage on still wobbly looking legs in Northwest Trek’s Free-Roaming Area.
In keeping with the wildlife park’s animal naming procedures that began a couple of years ago, Willow and the new calf will have identities that reflect the forests in which their species live. The idea is for animals to carry names drawn from northwest geographic places or natural spaces.