New arrivals at BC Wildlife Park

By Jill Sperling
June 26, 2016 - 9:11am Updated: June 29, 2016 - 5:50pm

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. 

New arrivals at BC Wildlife Park