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Coming Soon - Meerkats!

Two mobs of meerkats are getting ready to travel to their new permanent home at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.  The meerkat families are packing their tiny suitcases and getting ready to take over the space formerly occupied by the Komodo dragons.  The new exhibit will officially open to the public on Sunday, April 1, 2018. 

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! 


American Badger
Canada Lynx
Domestic Ferret 
Timber Wolf (grey)
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
Sika Deer
Suri Alpaca
White-tailed Deer
Egyptian Spiny Mouse
African Hedgehog
Goeldi's Monkey
Brown Capuchin Monkey


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


Fire-bellied toad
Tiger Salamander


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


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


Lake Sturgeon

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

​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

Zoo Tours

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.