Category Archives: Wolves

Parc Omega – Arctic Wolves, Timber Wolves and Coyotes

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf lying in the grass

Arctic Wolf Habitat

Arctic Wolf habitat at Parc Omega

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Arctic Wolves.  There is something about them that fascinates me.  It did my heart good to see the wonderful habitat that these Arctic Wolves live in at Parc Omega.  I have attempted to give you an idea of the vastness and natural setting of their habitat but really the photo does not do it justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMBER WOLF

Timber Wolf – visible from elevated boardwalk

There is a pack of timber wolves at Parc Omega as well.  They are only visible from the elevated boardwalk.

 

 

 

 

Two Coyotes

Coyotes at Parc Omega

A pack of Coyotes lives in the park.  They are located along the car driving route.

 

 

 

 

 

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Magnetic Hill Zoo

Small female Arctic Wolf

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 Bad Hair Day smof 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.

Accessibility

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.

Photography Tips

The photos Azizi smwere 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!