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Magnetic Hill Zoo turns 60!

June 28, 2013

MONCTON – Sixty years ago, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Hockey Night in Canada was first broadcast on television and the Magnetic Hill Zoo moved to Moncton from Canaan River.

For many years, the zoo was a provincial ranger station that cared for orphaned or injured indigenous animals. It was sold to the City of Moncton in 1979 and in the mid 80’s, the Magnetic Hill Park went through a major facelift. In 1989, the zoo started a slow transformation from a game farm to a modern day accredited zoo. The zoo adopted the moniker “Magnetic Hill Zoo” in 1992 and became an accredited facility by 1993. Since then, the Zoo and staff have been recognized with 14 national awards in the areas of conservation, education and animal habitat enrichment.

On July 6 2013, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m, we will celebrate the Zoo’s 60th anniversary by having a party. featuring magic shows, bouncy castles, musical entertainers, animal shows, and “Meet the keeper” presentations, as well as a very special announcement regarding the immediate future of the Magnetic Hill Zoo. We will also have face painting and pony rides at an additional cost.

On that day, a special rate of only $6 per person will apply and as always, kids three and under will be offered free admission. We will also sell hot dogs and juice for 60 cents eachat our Chukula restaurant.

So come and join us for a piece of cake (before it’s all gone!) and have some fun with shows, food and entertainment here at the Zoo.

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Media Contact:
Mélanie Cécyre
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton