Animals

Spread across 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park is home to more than 40 species of animals. Keep in mind that the variety and number of animals you see is mostly a matter of coincidence and luck. If there is anything more famous than Acadia National Park’s mountain ranges and beaches, it is the diverse and abundant wildlife. Habitat preferences and seasonal cycles of movement determine where a particular animal might be at a given time. Animals are mostly seen during feeding times as they come out into the open looking for food.

Keep Your Distance

Always keep a safe distance from all wildlife. Take care to not get too close to females that are feeding their younglings as they can be unpredictable and dangerous. Every year, there are a number of people who get injured because they ignore the park’s safety tips.

Make sure that you do not disturb the animals. This way you will be able to view them in all its natural beauty and glory. You can enrich your visit by opting for a commercial business that offers services and activities for a visit to Acadia.

Also, be sure that you read up on how to stay safe from the different species.

  • Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, and Millipedes
  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles
  • Birds and Fishes

Note that there are a few trails inside the park that are closed for safety reasons for the peregrine falcons. There are approximately 338 species of birds and 28 species of fishes that have been identified in Acadia National Park. Some of these are endangered species which is why it is important to take extra care when going on a bird watching or wildlife viewing trip.

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