This program has been suspended.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is currently dealing with a significant bacteria issue in the bird collection at the Zoo. Some of the birds have been exposed to a bacteria called avian mycobacteriosis. More information on mycobacteriosis can be found in the information sheet HERE. The Zoo has put a quarantine process in place to minimize the overall impact. As a result, and to protect them, socialized birds including Spirit the Great Horned Owl, Sage the Burrowing Owl and Talon, the Red-tailed Hawk have been removed from the Zoo Society’s education programs. The quarantine is part of a long-term strategy that will continue until all birds in the Zoo collection are bacteria-free. This will make sure we have a healthy bird collection to learn from in the future.
The Zoo is working toward developing a new strategy and collection plan to address the impacts the quarantine will have on Zoo Society educational programming. If you have any additional questions regarding the quarantine or the impact to the educational programming at the Zoo please contact:
Manager | Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
tel 306.975.3385 | fax 306.975.3326
This program looks at the ecology of owls and other raptors in Saskatchewan. Unlike other birds of prey, owls cannot digest their prey’s bones. What is left behind is known as an owl pellet. These pellets are used by scientists to study the biodiversity of the owl’s habitat. Want to know how scientists do this? We’ll dissect some owl pellets to discover what is inside.This program takes approximately 90 minutes. This program has been temporarily suspended. More details to follow.
Call the Zoo Society at 306-975-3395 or use our contact form.
($3.25/student – minimum $85.00 per group. $170.00/group on weekends)
– Grade 1: Needs & Characteristics of Living Things
– Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
– Grade 6: Diversity of Living Things