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Saskatoon Zoo celebrates 50th anniversary with low admission fees and special treats for animals

Staff at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo are preparing an “enrichment” activity for the animals on September 1st.

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Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo staff have put together a special “enrichment” activity for the animals in honor of the zoo’s 50th anniversary on September 1st.

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The City of Saskatoon completed a $160,000 renovation to expand the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station to include an animal park on September 1, 1972.

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Goeldi monkeys at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo on October 20, 2021.
Goeldi monkeys at Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo on October 20, 2021. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix

Since then, the zoo has welcomed a variety of permanent residents. Two grizzly bears, Mistaya and Koda, have lived there for over 15 years. It also hosts special visitors such as snow leopards and lesser pandas.

“It’s pretty amazing to look back at all the animals that have been part of our zoo family in the last 50 years,” zoo manager Jeff Mitchell said in a release.

On September 1st, the zoo will offer special daily admission for its 50th anniversary. $5 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-18), $10 for families (groups of up to 2 people and up to 7 people). adult). Children under the age of 6 always enter for free. Parking fees are still valid at $4 per vehicle.

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Visitors will have the opportunity to watch zoo residents pick up special treats for the day.

“Our keepers engage in a variety of enrichment activities that promote mental and physical stimulation and provide opportunities for animals to participate in celebrations,” Mitchell said.

“Visit the Seed Ambassadors and see what fun activities we have in store.”

The zoo is open daily from 9am to 7pm.

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Saskatoon Zoo celebrates 50th anniversary with low admission fees and special treats for animals

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