The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has announce they have a pair of very rare white Bengal tiger cubs named Jasmine and Jafar visiting their facility. While on exhibit at the Children’s Zoo in the park, the rambunctious siblings are being bottle fed kitten’s milk by zookeepers and snacking on hamburger every three hours since their mother can no longer feed the pair on her own. If you would like to see these little sweethearts, you will have to get to Saskatoon before they head back to their Ontario home in early September.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is a great place to include in your Saskatchewan vacation. For a reasonable price, ($7.50 for Adults, $4.50 for 6-18, free for children 6 and under, and $15 for a family at the time of this posting. November to the end of March is by donation) you can easily spend the day wandering through the beautifully kept grounds along with the many peacocks and other birds who wander loose within park limits.
They have native animals such as massive, full-grown elk (who put on quite a boisterous show during rutting season), lynx, and bears as well as several exotic species. The children’s section is just as entertaining for the adults as it is for the kids. The Forestry Farm also holds a variety of different programs and activities for both adults and children.
Besides the zoo, there are many other things to do and see in and around Saskatoon. If you are on a kid-free vacation, you can spend a day at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links enjoying the beauty of the prairie landscape while you play a round of golf. If golfing isn’t your thing, try your luck at the Dakota Dunes Casino and try to leave Saskatchewan with pockets that are a little heavier than when you arrived.
For those looking to include family activities during their travel through Saskatchewan, the kids would love a visit to Kinsmen Park. Best of all, at $1 per ride, it easily fits into the tightest of family travel budgets. There is an antique carousel and a miniature train that everyone can ride through the park.
While you are here, the kids can participate in afternoon activities such as a visit to the Saskatoon Fire Department. The park also has a water area called the Play Village where the kids can have fun in a supervised kiddie pool. If you plan to arrive at the park around lunch, be sure to get a picnic lunch from one of the local delis or restaurants. The park has lots of picnic tables and space for the kids to run and play.
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