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Magnetic Hill Zoo earns Eleanore Oakes Award

October 11, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is proud to announce that the Magnetic Hill Zoo has received the Eleanore Oakes award for its new Keeper Camp program for youth ages 14-17 years.

“The Magnetic Hill Zoo is one of the Province’s top attractions, and part of its success can be attributed to the great educational youth programs, such as the Keeper Camp program. Council values the work of all zoo staff in making this facility one of our City’s jewels,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc.

“We are very honoured to receive this recognition from our peers at CAZA [Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums],” said Bruce Dougan, General Manager of the Magnetic Hill Zoo. “We work incredibly hard to make the zoo a fun, educational and interactive place to visit for tourists and residents alike.”

The CAZA prize recognizes significant achievement in animal husbandry, exhibit design or education, focusing on projects of a smaller scope or budget.

It is the second time the Magnetic Hill Zoo has received this honour. In 2011, the zoo received the award for its Education Department as a whole.

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Cathy Simon
Education Coordinator, Magnetic Hill Zoo
City of Moncton
506-877-7722 / cathy.simon@moncton.ca