Name Next Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Moose

View of moose in field at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Calling all animal lovers! A-moose us by helping to nickname the next rescue moose at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC). Dedicated to preserving Alaska wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care, AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round, providing them with over 200 acres of spacious habitats. Most animals that come into their facility are given a name to help foster a bond with their caring crew and visitors around the world. As a proud partner of AWCC and the incredible work they do in caring for and protecting Alaska wildlife, and recognizing moose are part of Alaska’s “Big Five,” we want to give our Holland America Line community the opportunity to help name the next one they rescue!

From now through the end of June, nickname suggestions can be submitted on our designated AWCC post via our official Facebook and Instagram pages. Just comment on the post with your nickname suggestions. The top five will be chosen by our team in partnership with AWCC and then shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages to vote for your favorite. We’ll then announce the winning nickname in early July.

View of rescue moose eating food at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

A Unique Experience for Holland America Line Guests

When you book a shore excursion with a stop at AWCC, you can enjoy a moose encounter with residents, Pip and Jo. Through this wild meet and greet, moose eat right out of your hands while the team shares information about their diet, behavior and wild counterparts.

You can visit AWCC on these Alaska shore excursions:
Turnagain Arm, Wildlife Conservation Center & Alyeska Tram
Portage Glacier Cruise & Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Moose Fun Facts

  • Alaska’s moose are the largest of the species, typically referred to as the “Yukon Moose!”
  • Their habitat is typically forested areas, but increasingly they can be found in suburban areas as well.
  • Recognized as the largest member of the deer family, only adult males (also known as bulls) grow antlers. Some of the largest antlers can be found on Alaskan bulls.
  • Moose can be intimidating creatures of the wild, standing upwards of six feet tall or more!

Learn more about Alaska wildlife and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.* Don’t forget to watch for our social posts where you can help nickname the next rescue moose. We look forward to all the a-moose-ing suggestions!

*By clicking this link, you will be leaving the Holland America Line website and navigating to a third-party website that is not owned, operated, or controlled by Holland America Line or any of its affiliates.


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