Northwest Trek Wildlife Park | Feeding Frenzy - Visit Rainier
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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park | Feeding Frenzy

Spend Labor Day weekend surrounded by animals Sept. 3-5 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville. Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with fun events for the whole family to enjoy.  

Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 

Just as humans go to barbeques to celebrate the unofficial end to summer, the animals at Northwest Trek get to rip, chew, and devour their favorite foods during Feeding Frenzy Sept. 3-5, an annual event at Northwest Trek. Watch the wildlife park’s animals enjoy special meals, like carcasses for the gray wolves and cougar. Why do we do this? It’s great for animal health to eat foods they’d come across naturally in the wild, and to use their claws, teeth, and muscles to eat. Plus, it’s cool to watch. Keepers get creative in presenting treats and enrichments for the animals to get them curious and encourage natural behaviors, like digging for food and using their brains to find it. 

When: Sept. 3- 5, 9:30am-5pm 

Schedule of Events: 

Watch these animals chomp and munch at the times below 

Sept. 3: 

11:30 a.m.: Badgers  

1:30 p.m.: Grizzly bears 

Sept. 4: 

11:30 a.m.: Wolverines  

3:30 p.m.: Gray wolves  

Sept. 5:  

11:30 a.m.: Otters  

3:30 p.m.: Cougar  

Kids from toddlers to tweens will enjoy the half-acre, nature-inspired Kids’ Trek play area, with child-sized cabins to explore, slides to go down, rope ladders and nets to climb, a stream to splash in, a sand box, and a construction area to stretch the imagination. To learn more about the event, visit

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A porcupine enjoys a treat during Feeding Frenzy