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Monday, March 7, 2016

Maine Wildlife Park from Representative Sue Austin

Another Great Year For The Maine Wildlife Park

As many of you know, I have been singing the praises of the Maine Wildlife Park for a very long time now. In my opinion, it’s one of the preeminent attractions in all of Maine.

Well it appears that I’m not alone in my affinity for the park and all it has to offer. 122,000 people visited the park this year. That is not only an increase of 16 percent over last year, but a new record for attendance. 

It wasn’t only the impressive and record setting attendance numbers that made this a year to remember for the Maine Wildlife Park. The grand opening of the new lynx enclosure happened this past spring thanks in large part to the Friends of Maine Wildlife Park. Standing 19 feet tall and 18 feet wide, the new Inland Fisheries and Wildlife mural was also a head-turner this year.

If you haven’t had the chance to get to the Maine Wildlife Park you don’t know what you’re missing. There’s more than 30 species on display, many of them you won’t find anywhere else in Maine. Many of the animals brought there were injured or orphaned and would have likely died had it not been for the care they received at the park.   
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The Maine Wildlife Park has been a fixture in this area for 84 years and with the wonderful staff and volunteers they seem to have every year, they will likely be around for much longer. 

Rep. Sue Austin represents House District 67 which includes: Casco (part), Frye Island, Gray (part) and Raymond (part) 

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