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Opening of Maine’s wildlife park delayed by long winter

April 13, 2019 GMT

GRAY, Maine (AP) — The opening of a popular wildlife park in Maine will be delayed for a couple of days because of the state’s seemingly endless winter of 2019.

The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray was originally scheduled to open on Saturday, but the state says “the unseasonably cold spring and inches of snow in the last few days” have made that impossible. The park is scheduled to open on April 15.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife oversees the park, which includes moose, bear and bobcats. The agency says much of the grounds at the park are still covered with snow, ice and puddles. However, park superintendent Curt Johnson says warmer and sunnier weather will likely allow the park to open on Monday.