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Zoo Attractions

Zoo Attractions

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
Dall’s Sheep
Fallow Deer
Miniature Horse
Mouflon Sheep
Pronghorn
African Pygmy Goat
Rocky Mountain Goat
Sika Deer
Stone’s Sheep
Suri Alpaca
White-tailed Deer
Egyptian Spiny Mouse
African Hedgehog
Red Panda
Goeldi's Monkey
Brown Capuchin Monkey

Reptiles

Komodo Dragon
Mountain Horned Dragon
American Green Anole
Bearded Dragon
Plains Garter Snake
Eastern Corn Snake
Royal Python
Tokay Gecko
Hermann’s Tortoise
Northern Blue-tongued skink
Schneider’s 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
Rio Grande Wild Turkey
Blue-fronted Amazon

Insects

Pink Toe Tarantula
Caribbean Giant Cockroach
Chilean Rose Tarantula
Tailless Whip Scorpion
New Guinea Spiny Stick Insect
Walking Stick Insect

Fish

Lake Sturgeon

 

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

The only thing better than one feature animal is two! The PotashCorp Ark is now showing two 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!

Can't make it for a visit?  Keep up to date on the red panda and cougars with the City of Saskatoon's Facebook page.

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

PotashCorp Ark Exhibit Guests

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

  • Red Panda & Cougars (2014)
  • 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).

May 1 to Sept. 30
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.

Paws Inn Gift Shop & Buckeye Cafe 

Food and souvenir items are available on site in our food service concession and our new gift shop building where a one of a kind souvenir can be purchased.