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Zoo Attractions

 

Who's new at the Zoo? - Meerkats!

The newest members of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo family have quickly settled into their new digs at the Meerkat House. The new exhibit is home to 10 meerkats and features a naturalistic habitat with desert sand dunes, termite mound replicas, nest boxes and specially made tunnel systems. 

Meet the Animals

There are over 300 animals at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo! Take a look at the animals you may see on your next visit to the Zoo! 

Mammals

American Badger
Canada Lynx
Domestic Ferret 
Timber Wolf (grey)
Grizzly Bear
Cougar
Red Fox
Swift Fox
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Domestic Rabbit
North American Porcupine
Seba’s Short-tailed Bat
Plains Bison
Elk
Woodland Caribou
Bighorn Sheep
Fallow Deer
Miniature Horse
Mouflon Sheep
Pronghorn
African Pygmy Goat
Rocky Mountain Goat
Sika Deer
Suri Alpaca
White-tailed Deer
Egyptian Spiny Mouse
African Hedgehog
Goeldi's Monkey
Brown Capuchin Monkey
 
 
 

Reptiles

Schneider’s Skink
American Green Anole
Bearded Dragon
Plains Garter Snake
Eastern Corn Snake
Royal Python
Tokay Gecko
Hermann’s Tortoise
Northern Blue-tongued skink
 

Amphibians

Fire-bellied toad
Tiger Salamander

Birds

American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Burrowing Owl
Great Horned Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-tailed Hawk
Snowy Owl
Great Grey Owl
Barn Owl
Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Blue-fronted Amazon
 

Insects

Caribbean Giant Cockroach
Chilean Rose Tarantula
Tailless Whip Scorpion
Walking Stick Insect
 

Fish

Lake Sturgeon

Planning a trip to the Zoo? Find out where your favourite animals are located on our  Zoo map.

Zoo Season Pass

Experience adventure year-round with the new Zoo Season Pass. Enjoy free daily admission to the Zoo, free parking and more!

​Nutrien Ark

Cougars have taken stage in the Nutrien Ark. Don’t miss your chance to view these spectacular animals up close!

This special exhibit allows the Zoo to house animals never seen before in Saskatoon.

Nutrien Ark Exhibit Guests

The Nutrien Ark exhibit allows the Zoo to house animals never seen before in Saskatoon.

  • Cougars & Wolves (2017)
  • Red Panda & Cougars (2014-2017)
  • Ruffed Lemurs & Cougars (2013)
  • African Lions (2009-12)
  • White Bengal Tigers (2007-08)
  • Orange Bengal Tiger (2006-07)
  • Snow Leopards (2004-05)

Kinsmen Bear Exhibit

If you catch them on the right day, you may see grizzly bears Koda and Mistaya wrestling, digging or playing in their pond at the Kinsmen Bear Exhibit. The large enclosure has been home to the pair since 2008. These massive mammals are a species at risk, and their home at the Zoo is thanks to the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon.

Mistaya is the sole surviving cub from Bear 66 who died in Banff National Park in 2005. He stayed in the wild until it became clear that he could not survive without intervention. Koda was an orphaned cub from the Jasper area who was rescued and nurtured by zookeepers at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The cubs were paired at the Calgary Zoo and later transferred to their permanent home in Saskatoon.

Note:  Bears are taken off exhibit one hour before closing for the rest of the day.

Kinsmen Children's Zoo

You never know what Capuchin monkeys (and talented acrobats) Tarzan and Ma might be up to, but it is usually something pretty entertaining! The Kinsmen’s Children’s Zoo is also home to pygmy goats, rabbits, lizards, corn snakes, a white-knee tarantula, seba bats and more. This exhibit gives visitors an up-close look at a variety of small animals and is a big hit with visitors young and old.

Children's Zoo Hours
May 1 - Labour Day 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Labour Day - Apr 30 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Kinsmen Express Train - Temporarily Closed Due to Water Line Construction

The Kinsmen Express Train will be temporarily out of operation while water line construction takes place at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. The train will re-open following the completion of the construction.

Kinsmen Express Train 

Zoo Tours

The Kinsmen Express Train will be temporarily out of operation while water line construction takes place at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. The train will re-open following the completion of the construction.

Learn about some of the wild and wonderful animals at the Zoo from a trained tour guide while you ride in comfort on the wheelchair-accessible Kinsmen Express. Boasting more than 80 species of animals, we are the only Zoo in Saskatchewan accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). Open from May - September

May:  12pm-4pm weekends only
June: 10am-6pm every day
July/Aug:  10am-6pm week days
10am-8pm weekends
Sept: 12pm-4pm weekends only

 

Affinity Learning Centre/Knights of Columbus Discovery Centre

Why are trees important to the prairies? Can pythons close their eyes? Visit the Knights of Columbus Discovery Centre inside the Affinity Learning Centre for animals, historical and interactive displays.

What colour are a porcupine's teeth?  Is a python as slimy as it looks?  Learn these things and much more during Zoo Camps, Creature Features and other programs hosted in this state-of-the-art learning facility.

Join Saskatoon Zoo Society staff and volunteers for drop-in and registered programs. Consult Saskatoon Zoo Society for details

Located beside the main administration building in the Forestry Farm Park, the Affinity Learning Centre is also home to the Knights of Columbus Discovery Centre which features an interactive display about the history of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, and is available for Zoo visitors to enjoy.

Buckeye Cafe 

Food items are available on site in our food service concession.