I went to home to Maine last month, and since extended fam was visiting, we descended upon the Maine Wildlife Park. I need to pause a moment to add that this place used to be called the Gray Animal Farm and anyone who grew up in southern Maine was dragged to it many a time on class trips. It smelled like worse than shit and the animals were not housed properly. To this day I still don’t know if the educational point of those trips were to steer the students into working for PETA.
Since I haven’t been there since age 9, I was amazed at how much they’ve cleaned it up. The animals now have size-appropriate cages, and there was even a special guest. But, of course, all I noticed was the beautiful landscaping!
And as if that wasn’t enough, there was a flock of baby deer that these kids were feeding. It’s was so much cuteness that I literally threw up in my mouth, swallowed, and then threw up again.