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The Dingoes

The Dingoes have arrived! As of August 9, 2019 the Dingoes will be out in their new home at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo The Dingo by Claire Bullaro Beyond the Fence by J. K. Brand “Dawn comes brightly with silence here No song of river nor orchard birds here suddenly from behind dry [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:01:18+00:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Dingoes

Interpreter/Camp Counsellor Positions

Work for the Saskatoon Zoo Society this summer! The Saskatoon Zoo Society is potentially looking for up to 2 summer interpreters to work with our education programs in June and then work as a camp counsellor for July and August.  This job requires experience working with children.  Experience working with children in a camp setting or [...]

By |2019-03-05T11:47:56+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Interpreter/Camp Counsellor Positions

The Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): The Bald Eagle is the only eagle found exclusively in North America. Its scientific name is Haliaeetus leucocephalus: the first name means ‘sea eagle” and the second refers to its white head (leuco = white, cephalus = head). It is also one of the largest birds of prey (raptors) in the [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:19:53+00:00February 24th, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Bald Eagles

The Chilean Rose Tarantula

The Chilean Rose Tarantula Grammostola rosea Halloween is a time when everyone seems to like creepy, scary things like bats, and spiders. Of course, any one who studies them knows that both creatures are fascinating and wonderfully adapted to their habitats. The type of spider we have in the Kinsmen Children's Zoo at the Saskatoon [...]

By |2018-10-24T16:16:32+00:00October 24th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Chilean Rose Tarantula

Buckeye Cafe Under Construction

UPDATE TO RENOVATIONS: Renovations to Buckeye Cafe are nearing a completion! We will be open STARTING April 12th, 2018, during zoo hours, with a limited menu. Thanks for your patience during this renovation. We hope our full menu will be up and running shortly. Buckeye Cafe is undergoing renovations. While we had hoped that we [...]

By |2018-04-11T13:48:43+00:00March 29th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Buckeye Cafe Under Construction


Meerkat I am a little Meerkat Standing tall and proud Looking out for my family And always in a crowd. By AliKat33 (via Pinterest) Interesting new additions to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Zoo are Meerkats, Suricata suricatta, which is Latin for Syria Cat, although they are exclusively found in the southern and western parts of [...]

By |2018-03-13T13:29:45+00:00March 13th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Meerkats

The Wolves

The Wolves (Canis lupus) Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength [...]

By |2017-12-11T09:59:19+00:00December 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Wolves

The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Thamnophis sirtalis “Hopper in the grass Hiding from the birds above Falls prey to the snake”    © Abe Lopez 2008 Thamnophis (Greek thamnos - bush, ophios - serpent) sirtalis (Greek - like a garter, banded) The Common Garter Snake is one of three species of Garter Snakes that may be found in Saskatchewan. Garter Snakes [...]

By |2017-09-27T14:26:04+00:00September 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Lesley Avant, The Retiree

Lesley Avant: The Retiree Once upon a time, the Saskatoon Zoo Society was an all-volunteer organization. Then, as our activities grew and changed and more and more people took advantage of our services to educate about the animals, habitat and conservation, the City of Saskatoon, through the site manager of the time, Gus Vandepolder, saw [...]

By |2017-05-16T11:36:43+00:00May 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Lesley Avant, The Retiree

Membership Information for 2017

There's a change to our membership policies. The Saskatoon Zoo Society is under contract to the City of Saskatoon for its services.  We are entering into a contract negotiation year with a new Zoo Manager (a warm welcome to Tim Sinclair-Smith).  All areas of our contract will be reviewed, including our membership program.  As 2017 [...]

By |2017-04-26T15:39:20+00:00April 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Membership Information for 2017