Many people don't know that the Maine Wildlife Park is not funded by the state. It relies on the generous donations of the public, and from ticket sales, according to WGME.

The park reportedly got a late start this summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It did not open until June 15th, 2020. WGME says the park lost revenue of around 20 percent. The news station interviewed Howie Powell, who is the acting superintendent, and he said:

It's been a struggle. Right now, the park is not self-sustaining at this level.

However, the Maine Wildlife Park is open now, waiting for you to come and visit all the animals. Reservations are required, and coronavirus safety precautions are in place. The park needs our support. Buy your passes here.