• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

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Keep Wildlife Wild Day at Mount Rainier

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Date: August 13, 2012
Contact: Kirsten Anderson, 360-569-6578

Mount Rainier National Park will host its fourth annual Keep Wildlife Wild Day on Saturday, August 18, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Paradise in an effort to educate visitors on wildlife and the impacts we have on them. The day will focus on wildlife protection and education to keep Mount Rainier's wildlife wild. 

Mount Rainier will celebrate the day with presentations and educational programs. Interpretive Rangers and guest experts will present talks on native wildlife throughout the afternoon. There will be several activities for children to explore the world of Mount Rainier's wildlife. 

Join Mount Rainier in helping to keep wildlife wild!

Did You Know?

The mountain's namesake: Rear Admiral Peter Rainier of the British Navy.

In 1792, Captain George Vancouver of the British Navy became the first European to sail into the Puget Sound. On the horizon, he noted a large, snowy mountain, known to local Native Americans as Tahoma, Takhoma, or Tacobet. Vancouver named it for his colleague Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.