New arrivals at BC Wildlife Park

By Jill Sperling / Tanya Cronin
June 29, 2016 - 5:51pm

KAMLOOPS — A few new arrivals at the BC Wildlife Park have been settling in this weekend. 

The park recently acquired a new wolf pack from Quebec. 

"We've been in the market looking for some wolves for quite a while, and it worked out great that they could be transferred to our facility," park general manager Glenn Grant said.

"There's two males and one female, brothers and sisters. They're about a year and a half old, maybe 18, 19 months old." 

The wolves were born in captivity and were surplus animals at their previous home. 

Grant says they've also brought in a unique-looking rodent, called the Patagonian mara.

"They are an interesting rodent. It's a larger, in the rodent family, but it is a larger animal. Some people think it's cute, some people think it's funny looking. It's kind of interesting, kind of a rabbit face and kangaroo hind legs."

The Patagonian maras have been living in their new habitat between the raccoon and the bobcat enclosures since Saturday morning. 

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