Wildlife park to feature raptors

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GRAY — Staff from Wind Over Wings, a raptor education center, will be the featured presenter from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26.

Hope Douglas founded this nonprofit organization about 20 years ago. Recently relocated from Connecticut to central Maine, the center’s goal is to provide audiences with close up opportunities to see and learn more about feathered predators.

Live birds featured will include an Eastern Screech-Owl, a Peregrine Falcon (the fastest animal on earth), a Red-tailed Hawk and a Great Horned Owl — who has the ability to flap her wings silently.

All of these birds are ambassadors for their species, overcoming serious permanent injuries to lead them into their lives in education. Visit www.windoverwings.org for more information.

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The Maine Wildlife Park has more than 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 15 through Nov. 11. Admission is free for ages 3 and under; $5 ages 5-12; $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person.

For more information, call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook.

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