New Arrivals at the Zoo

The Zoo is currently on their Fall & Winter hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (last admission at 3:30 p.m.)
The Zoo is open all year with the exception of Christmas Day. 
There is no admission charge to enter the zoo from November 1 to March 31. 
Admission charges in effect from April 1 to October 31.
From May 1 to Labour Day there is a $2.00 toll for bringing a vehicle into the park. 

New Arrivals (births and hatchings) in 2014

Spring arrived on March 20th, so new zoo babies cannot be far behind. 
Nothing to report yet.  We will keep you informed as soon as the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo administration gives us the authorization to report a birth.

Changes to the Zoo Collection:

December 2013       A male Red Panda (named Phoenix) arrived from the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.  
                                  He will be spending 30 - 40 days in quarrantine before being 
                                  introduced to the zoo's general collection. 
                                  We expect he will be on display in January 2014.

                                  A pair of Goeldi Monkeys have been moved to the the Kinsmen Children's Zoo.
                                  There is a new Amazon Blue-fronted Parrot exhibit in the Kinsmen Children's Zoo.

                                  Paprika, our beloved old female African Pygmy Goat, passed away the week of Dec. 16.

                                  Spirt, the Great Horned Owl, began laying eggs in December.  (Three as of Dec.19).

 

November 1, 2013   The Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs have left and gone home
                                  to their own at Guzoo in Alberta.
                                 Two female Lynx were introduced into the Lynx enclosure.
                                 Ariel the Swainson Hawk has been moved indoors for the winter (off display).
                                 Short-eared and Long-eared Owls have been moved indoors for the winter (off display).
                                 The Zoo Keepers are rounding up the peacocks, turkeys,chickens, and other fowl for the winter.


 

WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS at the Forestry Farm in 2014

BIRDS:
American Crows
American Robins (March 15, 2014)
Black-capped Chickadees
Blue Jays
Bohemian Waxwings
Canada Goose (arrived 15March2014)
Common Magpies
European House Sparrows
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch
Mallard Ducks (04April2014)
Northern Flickers
Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatches

MAMMALS:
Coyote
Mule Deer (5 in March)
Red Fox
Red Squirrel
Richardson Ground Squirrel (first seen Jan 2014, more around April 4th)
Snowshoe Hare 



Saskatoon Zoo Society members support our worthwhile environmental education programs. Admission to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo is just one of the perks of your annual membership fee!

Everyone is welcome to Adopt-a-Critter. It is a wild and unusual gift that shows you care. Donations are used to enhance the living conditions of the animals at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo and to fund the educational programs of the Saskatoon Zoo Society.