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Turtle in New Habitat

New Reptile Habitats

Turtles and Snakes: up close and personal!  New and improved exhibits featuring our reptilian friends allow visitors to observe them having lunch, taking a swim or just sunning themselves as reptiles often do.

Common Snake

The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife—and proudly supported by the Friends.

The bear necessities...a new pool and a new place to relax.

Our Maine black bears woke up this spring to the sounds of construction in their habitat.

Park staff are surprising the bears with a new, vastly expanded swimming pool and new dens to relax in. (Although our bears like to spend their time watching Park visitors, a rich source of food. The bears don’t eat the visitors; just food shot from guns. That’s one of the new wrinkles, too.)

You’ll be more comfortable watching them from a new shelter, shaded from the hot sun, and you’ll see the bears more clearly through glass.

It’s the latest project of the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park, made possible through your contributions. Come enjoy the view!

Meet the new kids!

Say hello to the newest residents of the Maine Wildlife Park: a pair of cougar cubs!

They’re brother and sister, and they come to us from Montana, where their mother was killed by a hunter.They were left alone in the wild for ten days without food until Montana authorities found them. Four months old when we got them, the kittens are very energetic and in good health.

The male will grow to be about 100 pounds, and his sister will always be smaller.
Cougars live all over North and South America, although officially there are no breeding populations in the eastern United States, except in Florida. You can call them cougars, pumas, catamounts, panthers or mountain lions—just don’t call them late for dinner!

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