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Located in Washington’s Cascade Range about two to three hours drive from Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park's eponymous peak rises almost 4.4 kilometres above sea level and is considered an active volcano, though its last eruption occurred 120 years ago. The 235,625 acres cover a multitude of ecosystems, from subalpine forests to low-lying wetlands, making it a rich environment for wildlife-spotting. It's home to 900 types of native plants, 126 birds, 54 mammals and 17 species of reptiles and amphibians – some of which are threatened or near-threatened. Glaciers form another prominent portion of the landscape.