Feeding the Wildlife of Maine Wildlife Park

 It’s no secret that I LOVE animals. Mostly cats, dogs, wildcats….land mammals and sea creatures. I’m a believer that wild animals shan’t be tamed and all should be treated with caution. Similar to my experience in South Africa, Z and I wanted to experience the wildlife of Maine. We teamed up with the Maine Wildlife Park to help the animals during feeding time. A semi-scary event when dealing with wild animals, but most of their habitants are rescued and rehabilitated and unfortunately unable to return to the wild. These animals are used to humans, but are still animals so we were cautious during our once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Red the Bear Red This is Red, and he may have been my favorite. A Maine black bear, drooling over fresh food. We fed him apples and muffins (his favorite), his tongue lapping like a dog for the crumbs. ADORABLE. And his BFF Suzanna was a lover as well. I’d never been in such close proximity to a bear and I must say I got over my initial fears quickly. Like all animals, they aren’t defensive unless you start something with them (ie: getting close to a mama and her babies). Fun Fact: Most Bear attacks are by females, because of that exact reason.

Fun Fact: Cougars are cross-eyed

Fun Fact: Cougars are cross-eyed. And purr and meow adorably. Giant house cats! Also in cute large cats; Bobcats are the timid house cat of the wild. While Marianna the cougar would meet us at her fence to purr, when we entered the bobcat enclosure the cats ran from us to stare, timidly shaking their muted tails.

Bobby Bobcat

SEE!? SO HAPPY to hang out with animals!

What I Wore: 

Free People Cargo Pants (similar here)
Vans Sneakers (here!)
H&M Basic Tee
Zara Chambray shirt (similar)

Moose Antlers

Going to the Maine Wildlife Park we learned so much about animals from our own country, animals that could potentially end up in our own backyards. While there were plenty of children and child-geared exhibits at the park, doing the full photo tour was worth it for us adults. Getting the hands on experience was something we will cherish forever. Headed to Maine anytime soon? Be sure to book your photo pass and get your once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray!

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12 responses to “Feeding the Wildlife of Maine Wildlife Park

  1. I always love days out like this, experiencing mother nature and learning more about these beautiful creatures!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Wow this is an amazing experience.
    I love to visit it too

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  3. lovely pics

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  4. This looks like so much fun!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
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  5. This looks like my dream trip! First, I’ve been missing Maine like crazy and second, I would looooove to see a moose up close! We recently saw a mom in her baby (from afar) in Colorado and I just about died!

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  6. this is such a lovely idea. once my kids get a little older, I’d bring them to a place like this. thanks for this post 🙂

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  7. Awww those animals are so adorable! I would be afraid to approach a bear too, but it seems like you handled it well! I will keep that tip in mind in case I run into any wild animals 🙂

    xx Yasmin
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  8. animals are the best ever! what a fun place to be and explore!
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  9. These photos are LOVELY: love the bear, and all the animals. I am an animal lover so your photos make my day 🙂 Bisous from France!

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  10. hi just want to make sure your readers know that this type of experience is via a Maine Wildlife Park Photopass ONLY! you must make a reservation for a photopass at least a week in advance and the fee is $50/hour/per person! thanks for writing such a nice article and posting such great pics! anyone interested in the park can visit our website or follow us on Facebook!
    Sincerely, the Maine Wildlife Park

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