The Northwest Trek caribou are out: This could be your Rudolph Road Trip.
Northwest Trek Wild Animal Park has happily announced that 10 caribou are visible in the Eatonville park’s 435-acre free-roaming area. (In past years they have gone out of sight this time of year.)
The Northwest Trek caribou are a close relative of the reindeer.
“The caribou are such mystical animals and it’s so great to be able to have so many of them out in the Free-Roaming Area this time of year for visitors to see,” said Dave Meadows, one of the keepers at NW Trek.
The park also is filled with decorations like evergreen gnomes, white pumpkin “snowmen,” giant snowflakes on trees, informative animal cutouts and poems placed around the park about animals and plants in partnership with the Tahoma Audubon Society.
Visitors can stay in their own vehicles for what is called the park’s Wild Drive offering, or jump into a park vehicle, complete with red note and antlers, for a Keeper Adventure Jeep Tour.
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