Tamara's Journeys

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Sunday in Maine - Tamara's Journeys

Sunday in Maine

June 22nd, 2014
Tiger Triplets feeding. They were a surprise to the father, a 3-year-old orange Siberian tiger and the mother, a 3-year-old white Bengal tiger.

Tiger Triplets feeding. They were a surprise to the father, a 3-year-old orange Siberian tiger and the mother, a 3-year-old white Bengal tiger.

Bob Miner and 3-year-old orange Siberian tiger named Tritan.

Bob Miner and 3-year-old orange Siberian tiger named Tritan.

These Jacob Sheep resemble goats and can have 2-6 horns!

These Jacob Sheep resemble goats and can have 2-6 horns!

Curious Kids

Curious Kids

Lion and Lioness

Lion and Lioness

Bejoux is one of three black leopards.

Bejoux is one of three black leopards.

The red kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos.

The red kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos.

The alpaca resembles a small llama to me.

The alpaca resembles a small llama to me.

Bob interacting with the wolves.

Bob interacting with the wolves.

After seeing a photo of a set of tiger triplets, I was compelled to visit the DEW Animal Kingdom in Mt. Vernon, Maine. I enjoyed the journey, and was not disappointed. Right now there are many baby animals on display besides the tiger trio. There are baby goats, alpacas, ducklings and even porcupines.

DEW is a rustic, 30-year old, family run working farm/zoo. Bob Miner started with traditional farm animals and started rescuing exotic cats. DEW has grown to cover 42 acres and houses over 200 animals. Some come from zoos, others from individuals who got in over their heads with exotic pets.

I was able to see the owner, Bob Miner, interact with the wolves and lioness. He and his wife Julie have caring relationships with each of the animals at DEW. Each animal has a name, and personality! It would make for a memorable family-friendly activity if you’re in the area. Visit: www.dewanimalkingdom.com for more information.

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.