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Zoo Attractions

Zoo Attractions

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.