Maine Wildlife Park in Gray sees increase in visitors

Posted July 15, 2012, at 11:28 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — A state-run wildlife park in Maine that’s home to 30 different species is seeing a 20 percent increase in attendance compared to last year.

Officials say that so far this year more than 45,000 people have visited the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, which serves as a permanent home for animals that can’t survive in the wild, many of which were brought to the park injured, orphaned or after being illegally kept as pets.

The park is home to 30 bald eagles, hawks and owls, black bears, bobcats, Canada lynx and deer. There’s also a pair of moose.

New to the park this year is the recently opened 3,500-square-foot mountain lion exhibit, home to a male and female mountain lion.

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