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Spring brings new life to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

For immediate release: April 3, 2020 - 12:10pm

Spring is a time for new beginnings, especially at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo). On March 21, 2020 the Zoo grew by eight hooves as it welcomed two baby Mouflon Sheep; one male and one female. The lambs have had their first checks and the mother is taking great care of them.

Mouflon Sheep are from the Middle East and found around eastern Iraq, Armenia and the Caucasus. They are listed as vulnerable, which means these two will help to conserve and promote the conservation of this important species.

To add to the celebrations, the Zoo has welcomed Jeffrey Mitchell as the new Zoo Manager.

“I’m so excited to be here at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. I’m looking forward to helping the zoo grow and reach its potential,” says Mitchell. “The conservation and education that the zoo provides is second to none in Saskatoon and I am so excited to help show the community the amazing things we are accomplishing.”

Mitchell has over 20 years of experience in the zoo industry, including serving on several committees with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Jeff comes to the Zoo from the Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, Illinois where he was serving in the role of Director. Mitchell previously worked at the Cincinnati Zoo, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, and Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.