Isabel and I decided to take Sarah to Northwest Trek to see the animals and enjoy the day together. Since I have posted photos of the animals in the park before, when we went with my parents 3 years ago. I’ll post only the highlights of the day and not bore you with repeat photos. Enjoy!
Our first stop inside the park was the Bald eagle exhibit. These eagles are in an open air exhibit with no net to prevent them from flying because this pair of eagles has injuries that prevent them from flying away! So sad…but on the other hand I’m glad they are here at the park to see up close and enjoy them. These truly are amazing birds.
Before we headed down the hill to the herd-tram, we had to take a photo break.
I really like this one of Sarah and Isabel.
Just as our herd-tram was about to leave, a lone female caribou walked right up to our side of the tram looking for some shade from the hot sun.
This time I was able to get a whole group of female mountain sheep and calves! These ladies were trying to keep cool.
I was so excited to take this picture! Three years ago, the park only had 1 moose and we didn’t get to see her. This time, they have 4 moose and we got to see 2 of them!
Male Roosevelt elk trying to keep cool in the grasses along the marsh.
Our herd-tram has ended and we got to see all 8 species of animals that wander around in the free-range area.
We saw: Bighorn sheep, Bison, Mountain goats, Black and white tail Deer, Moose, Roosevelt Elk, and Woodland Caribou. Along with 2 raccoons (one had babies) and 2 swans.
In the wetland exhibits we got to see otters, beaver, and a raccoon that looked like it wanted to escape!
Sarah, Isabel and the otter.
Waiting for the beaver to head back to the window so she could see it.
There it is! What a big beaver you are!
In the Forest animal exhibits, we got to see; a badger, a skunk, and we missed out seeing the baby porcupine!
Heading out of the park we stopped by the moose; unfortunately we couldn’t get anyone to take a picture of the 3 of us.
Racing back to the car for some much needed lunch. We had a great day, tomorrow we head to the airport…