East Coast Wanderfolk Series: Mother’s Day at the Zoo 🦁


It’s been a long standing Mother’s Day tradition that mom and I plan a trip to the Magnetic Hill Zoo for the day. It’s honestly one of my favorite zoo trips of the year, because the animals are starting to get frisky, therefore they’re absolutely entertaining on all levels and the weather is always beautiful in May.

This year was no exception. Here’s a look at our 2017 Mother’s Day the zoo, with a few new appearances by some baby monkeys and CAMELS!

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo



If you’ve ever read one of my zoo posts – and there have been MANY zoo posts – you know the rheas are my FAVORITE animal in the park. They never disappoint and they’re so ugly cute, I love them so much.





If you’re a fan of big cats, Magnetic Hill Zoo’s cat displays are amazing. As you can see in the photos above, you can get super up close and personal with the tigers, which gets extra entertaining when they’ve got their eyes on that one kid that won’t stop banging on the glass.



east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

Look closely. Can you spot the two little babies? 

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

The babies are one of the BEST parts about visiting the zoo in May. Warning: your heart may overflow from all the cuteness.


east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

The otters were absolutely hamming it up for the camera, which was exciting since I had my new camera on me. I’d say these cuties made some pretty adorable subjects.







east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo

One of the other highlights of our visit was definitely the camels. They were SO cute and friendly. Make sure you don’t miss them – they’re up by the lions and easy to miss if you don’t spot them in their field.

east coast mermaid magnetic hill zoo




With the perfect weather and great company, a day trip to the Magnetic Hill is one of the funnest things you’ll do in Moncton this summer.

So if you’re a local, make a plan to attend. Visiting our little East Coast city this summer? Add the Magnetic Hill Zoo to your bucket list!

What is your favorite animal at the zoo? Let me know in the comments below! 

1 Comment

  • sianria
    May 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I believe camels are my spirit animals..I’ll definitely need to go visit them at the zoo! And otters…and the bear reminds me of Big. Also, where are the llamas?! I love llamas! Ok. I love animals so I guess I should just go this Summer. (P.s. all animals, minus monkeys)
    Also: amaziiiing photos!


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