Growing Out On A Limb

Magnetic Hill Zoo

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We stayed overnight in Moncton and went to the Magnetic Hill Zoo.  I think I was most excited of all! 

Our suite was nice and likely necessary in terms of getting the kids to sleep while allowing us to stay up a bit later.  And we got to go to the pool.  Oliver really liked that part.  This picture says, “Put the camera away mom… I’m ready to go swimming!”. 

Then we went to the zoo in the morning.  This zoo is awesome.  It has so many animals and is really well kept.  We were there after peak season but they have lots of programs during the summer like “Meet the Zookeeper”.  I bet that would be fun when the kids are a bit older.   

The cages are made up really well but Oliver’s favorites were the ones we could walk into so we could feed and pet the animals.  They even have some animals just wandering around:  ducks, a big peacock, chickens, and roosters.  Of course Oliver is no stranger to roosters but he liked that they walked around his feet.  How fun is that?! 

Here we are feeding the deer.  Oliver didn’t hesitate for a second when petting them and even let them eat out of his hand. 

Then there were the ducks.  He liked them but were mixed in with a few pigeons that scared him a bit when they flew up for the feed. 

The goats were his favorite, probably because they’re more his size.  There were 15 or so of them and Oliver had to go and touch each one of them… Twice.  He liked petting them and touching their ears. 

This old guy wasn’t very lively but Oliver tried to feed him rocks anyway. 

We didn’t get many pictures of the other animals but there are so many.  He really liked watching the otters jump and swim and the monkeys and lemurs swing around.  And it was really neat (for mommy mostly) when the big male lion got up and walked right toward us… so majestic!  We definitely recommend it and will go back for another visit!


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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