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 9 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!
|Timber Wolf (grey)|
|Black-tailed Prairie Dog|
|North American Porcupine|
|Seba’s Short-tailed Bat|
|African Pygmy Goat|
|Rocky Mountain Goat|
|Egyptian Spiny Mouse|
|Brown Capuchin Monkey|
|American Green Anole|
|Plains Garter Snake|
|Eastern Corn Snake|
|Northern Blue-tongued skink|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Great Grey Owl|
|Caribbean Giant Cockroach|
|Chilean Rose Tarantula|
|Tailless Whip Scorpion|
|Walking Stick Insect|
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!
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
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 June - September Long Weekend.
|July/Aug:||10am-6pm week days
|Sept 1, 2 & 3||10am-6pm|
|Sept 4||Closed for the season|
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.
Food items are available on site in our food service concession.