We apologize, but this video has failed to load. To look at how urbanization affects wildlife communities more generally, Murray said they study animals at sites “ranging from the downtown core, all the way out to suburban and rural areas.”. Cate Francis' new project features paper animals designed by artists and spread throughout Saskatoon. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is asking people to leave baby animals alone. © 2020 The Star Phoenix, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. - See 436 traveler reviews, 140 candid photos, and great deals for Saskatoon, Canada, at Tripadvisor. We’re not having to invent a new method to do these things; we’re able to take advantage of what other cities have learned.”. SASKATOON -- The city's zoo is saying goodbye to a grey wolf that resided there for over a decade. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Saskatoon is now the second Canadian city to join an international research project to understand wildlife living in urban settings. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. “It means we can pool our information with other cities, and we can broaden our understanding of how urban habitats work,” said Candace Savage, chair of Wild About Saskatoon. “I mean these are well-meaning individuals but in all actuality, normally, these animals are doing what’s perfectly normal for them and these are normal natural behaviours and they should be left alone.”, WATCH BELOW: Saskatoon woman asking city to ban toxic bird control substance (May 2019). It was pretty cool!There have been many renovations done to the zoo recently and it looks great. We had just missed feeding time for the bears although they were still out and enjoying a nice evening lay about. Well kept, very pretty, nice habitats for the animals. I was pleasantly surprised to find monkeys, lemurs and pronghorn among the animals at this zoo! We also purchase a zoo membership and spend hours upon hours here with our daughter during the summer. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Nonetheless, a fun activity for adults, even more so for children - there is a train tour, a kids building, and generally well-done exhibits. 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Saskatoon is the second city to join the Urban Wildlife Information Network, based out of Chicago. The network studies wildlife that live in urban settings, like the jack rabbit pictured above. While we were there we took advantage of the special display that was on, a hawk show which we thoroughly enjoyed. Lots to see and very reasonably priced. For one it's a more a park with enclosures within it, so you can easily find yourself just wandering around enjoying the stroll and coming across the Wolves or Bear enclosures.It should be noted the lions have gone. The city of Saskatoon was established in 1883. READ MORE: A vast array of wildlife (animals, birds, reptiles) in as close as you can get to being in the wild while still being in captivity in the city. People can call 306-242-7177 for help from WRSOS volunteers if they come across a baby animal in the wild and it seems injured. Small but nicely laid-out zoo. Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan (WRSOS) event coordinator Sheri Hodgson said hares are everywhere in the city, as there’s food and fewer predators. Shadick says she supports non-lethal ways to manage wildlife and believes if Saskatoon wants to be seen as an environmentally friendly, forward-thinking city it should rethink its plan. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. It's great for days out with the family. Please try again. The WCVM's Avian, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine and Surgery service provides regular veterinary services to all of the animals at the City of Saskatoon's Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Read more about cookies here. Photo by Michelle Berg/Saskatoon StarPhoe, tap here to see other videos from our team. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Three years ago we got married here and it was a beautiful location! The network studies wildlife that live in urban settings, like the jack rabbit pictured above. Ways to Experience Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. A Saskatoon wildlife rescue group is asking people to leave baby animals alone. “The immediate goal is to be able to compare the wildlife communities between cities and across regions or even across countries,” said Maureen Murray, a wildlife disease ecologist at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Saskatoon wildlife rescue group says baby animals should be left alone. The park has lots of grass areas to play on, BBQ's for public use. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews.