Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
It all began with a tree nursery. Millions of saplings and a hundred years later, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo remains a cornerstone of ecology, inspired learning and lasting memories in the Prairies. Today, this National Historic Site boasts carefully crafted gardens, restored heritage buildings, a great new naturally-themed playground and Saskatchewan’s only CAZA-AZAC accredited zoo. Whether your visit is lively and exciting or quietly reflective, this distinctly-Saskatchewan experience is sure to be a memorable one!
Red Panda to Leave Zoo in October
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo’s resident Red Panda, Phoenix, will be leaving Saskatoon on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Phoenix’s move is part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) developed by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help ensure the survival of selected species in zoos and aquariums, most of which are threatened or endangered in the wild
The SSP plans to grow and develop a long-term program for red pandas, and Phoenix will play a key role in the continued development of the program.
Recently, the red panda has been classified as Endangered because its population in the wild is estimated to be less than 10,000 and continues to decline due to habitat loss among other causes.
In celebration of Phoenix’s final days in Saskatoon, the Zoo Animal Care team will be on hand to answer questions at the PotashCorp Ark Exhibit throughout the month of September.
New Komodo Island Exhibit
The Komodo Island Exhibit features Komodo dragons Thorn and Shruikan (Shrew-Khan) currently on loan from the Calgary Zoo for the 2017 season. Visit the Komodo Island Exhibit to learn more about this unique species and to get an up-close look at these larger than life lizards.
PotashCorp Ark Feature Animals
A red panda and cougars have taken stage in the PotashCorp Ark. Don’t miss your chance to view these spectacular animals up close!
- Adult Bears are taken off exhibit 1 hour before closing.
- The last guest will be admitted 1 hour before closing.
- NO pets are allowed in either the Forestry Farm Park or the Zoo.
Check out the exciting programs offered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society - for young and old alike! Visit the Saskatoon Zoo Society website.
Lions Event Pavilion Open for Rentals
The Lions Event Pavilion, located beside the PotashCorp Ark exhibit in the Zoo, is a 9,600 square foot sheltered rental facility with the ability to host large corporate or family functions of up to 700 people. Open for rentals May through September during Zoo hours. The pavilion will also serve as the permanent home of the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation’s annual Zoogala fundraising event. More information on rentals.
Travelling from out of town? Visit Tourism Saskatoon to plan your visit.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has successfully achieved Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) accreditation. CAZA accreditation is valid for five years. More information on CAZA accreditation.
Citizens Select Evy as Name for Infant Goeldi Monkey
After more than 1,000 online votes, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is pleased to announce that the infant Goeldi monkey has been named Evy. Thank you to everyone who participated in selecting a name for the newest member of the Goeldi troop!
Where are the Feeders?
The public feed stations are no longer available at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm park and Zoo. Why did the Zoo remove the feed stations? There are several reasons including animal welfare, health, pest management and safety. Thank you for respecting the animal diets by not feeding any animals at the Zoo.