Mount Rainier National Park said a moose has been recorded in the park for the first time ever. It was spotted on Sunrise Road. It's also the first-ever recorded sighting in southwest Washington.
The park doesn't know for sure, but it could be the moose that was spotted using the I-90 wildlife crossing at Resort Creek back in August. Since 2015, 20,000 animals have used the I-90 crossings including cougars, coyotes, snowshoe hares, raccoons and bobcats.
As of 2015, there were approximately 5,000 moose living in Washington State. A majority of them live in the Selkirk Mountains in Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, and Spokane counties, and a small population are in the north Cascades, Okanogan, and Blue Mountains.
The national park asks that you report any wildlife sightings inside the park on its website.