I love going to the Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton. It is located on approximately 40 acres just north of the Trans Canada Highway at exit 450. It is a charming small zoo and the area is fairly wooded so even on a hot summer day it is very pleasant. One of the best times to go to the zoo is in the morning or at feeding time. The animals are more active and you will get better pictures.
Zoo hours and rates can be found by following the link below. Magnetic Hill Zoo Hours and Rates
The photos here are some of my favorite friends at the zoo. The lions Amara and Azizi, the Arctic wolves and of course what visit would be complete without a visit to the Llamas. I will be visiting the zoo a number of times over the next few months and writing about my adventures there.
The zoo grounds are accessible to all. There is a large parking lot and most of the walking paths are paved. There are a few gravel paths and those on a hill can be hard slogging in a wheel chair or pushing a stroller.
The photos were taken with a Canon Rebel xti and a Canon 70-300 lens. Many of my best pictures at the zoo have been taken through chain link fence. It works best when you get up fairly close to the fence and are taking the photo straight on. Use the long end of your zoom and focus on a single animal or group of animals. You will quickly see what works and what doesn’t. Enjoy!