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Zoo Attractions


Who's at the Zoo?

Take a look at some of the animals you may see on your next visit to the Zoo! 


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


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


Fire-bellied toad
Tiger Salamander


American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Burrowing Owl
Great Horned Owl
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Gray Owl
Barn Owl


Caribbean Giant Cockroach
Chilean Rose Tarantula
Emperor Scorpion
Walking Stick Insect
Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula


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

Visit the Nutrien Ark feature animals, Jethro the Cougar and Buddy the Grey Wolf. 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.

  • Cougar & Wolf (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 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.

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 (Currently Closed)
May 1 - Labour Day Closed
Labour Day - Apr 30 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Kinsmen Express Train 

Zoo Tours (Currently Closed)

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.


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 (Currently Closed)

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