New Arrivals at the Zoo

The Zoo is currently on their Winter hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily 
The Zoo is open all year with the exception of Christmas Day. 
Admission charges in effect from April 1 to October 31.  There is no admission charge to enter the zoo from November 1 to March 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. 
We will keep you informed as soon as the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo administration gives us the authorization.  
Please note that the Saskatoon Zoo Society does not have the authorization to report every birth at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo. 

Sometime in April:         A Mouflon lamb was born.

Sometime in April:         A Pere David Deer (Milu) fawn was born.

Sometime in April:         A Miniature Horse foal was born

May 7th, 2014:                Another Mouflon lamb was born.

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)
American Wigeon
Black-billed Magpie
Black-capped Chickadees
Blue Jays
Bohemian Waxwings
Canada Goose (arrived 15March2014)
Common Grackle
Common Magpies
Cooper's Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Eared Grebe
Eastern Kingbird
European House Sparrows
Great Horned Owl
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch
Mallard Ducks (04April2014)
Northern Flickers
Northern Shoveler
Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatches
Red-winged Blackbirds
Sandhill Cranes (overhead)
Swainson Hawk (overhead) 
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler 

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

AMPHIBIANS
Wood Frog 

INSECTS, SPIDERS, AND OTHER ATHROPODS
Ant species
Backswimmer
Bloodworm Midge larva
Caddisfly larva
Damselfly nymph
Dock Spider
Ladybug species
Mosquito larva
Phantom Midge Larva
Red Admiral Butterfly 
Side-swimming Shrimp (Scud) 
Water Boatman 
Water Mite
Whiligig Beetle  

OTHER INVERTEBRATES
Leech species 



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.