First Moose Sighting Recorded In Mount Rainier National Park

First Moose Sighting Recorded In Mount Rainier National Park

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First Moose Sighting Recorded In Mount Rainier National Park

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^Green: Moose population, Pin: Mount Rainier National Park

Washington state is home to an estimated 5,000 moose with most living in the Selkirk Mountains in the Northeast corner of the state.

Moose are known to wander from time-to-time, but there’s never been a recorded sighting in southwestern Washington or Mount Rainier National Park. That changed yesterday.

Mount Rainier National Park shared the image below of a female moose trudging through deep snow within the park.

It’s the first recorded sighting of a moose in the park’s history.

A large brown moose walking on a snow-covered mountain road.

The park is wondering if it’s the same moose that was spotted using a new animal underpass near Snoqualmie Pass back in August.

The animal overpass and underpass systems are designed to allow animals to cross major highways without fear of being struck by a vehicle.

The video of the moose using the underpass is embedded below:

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