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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+00:00 October 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+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Buckeye Cafe Under Construction

Meerkats

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Membership Information for 2017

The Komodo (Varanus komodoensis)

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) by Claire Bullaro  Varanus komodoensis or the Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world and is in the same family as other monitor lizards. The largest have weighed in at 165 kg and 3.1 meters in length. They are at the top of the food chain as there [...]

By | 2017-04-05T08:39:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The Komodo (Varanus komodoensis)

Train drivers, parking gate attendants, concession and gift shop help wanted

Work for the Saskatoon Zoo Society this summer! Various positions open for the summer (some start as early as April 1st)!  Please carefully watch the email address for each position as we have separate managers for each area. Parking Gate Attendant: Part-time work. Apply to pawsinn@saskatoonzoosociety.ca with resume and references. A current (within the month) police [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:08:31+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Train drivers, parking gate attendants, concession and gift shop help wanted

Interpreter/Camp Counsellor Positions

Work for the Saskatoon Zoo Society this summer! FILLED The Saskatoon Zoo Society is potentially looking for up to 2 summer interpreters to work with our education programs in May and 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 [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:10:00+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Interpreter/Camp Counsellor Positions