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Red Panda Weekend | September 21 & 22

Saturday, September 21 is International Red Panda Day and we’re celebrating by creating awareness of this endangered species and their plight in the wild. Visit us this weekend and take part in a series of special activities planned to help you learn more about red pandas and what you can do to make a positive impact on their survival in the wild. 

Red Panda Weekend Activities:

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 | Location: McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

Red Panda Passport: Discover the different countries where red pandas are found while completing special tasks and activities!
Face Painting: Choose from designs like red pandas, bamboo, and more!
Red Panda Selfie Station: Take a red panda themed selfie with your friends and family!
Upcycle Station: Learn fun ways to reuse recycled items and make a bracelet using recycled t-shirts.
Donation Station: Choose from a variety of red panda buttons and drop off a donation to support red pandas!

More ways to support red pandas this month:

  • From September 1 - 30, a portion of the proceeds from reusable bags sold at Wild Things Unique Gifts will be donated to the Red Panda Network.
  • From September 16 - 22, 50% of the proceeds from red slushie sales at Tundra Grill will be donated to the Red Panda Network. 
  • Check out the red panda art auction on display at Wild Things Unique Gifts. Bidding closes September 22, and proceeds will be donated to the Red Panda Network. 

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Learn about our animals from the people who know them best! Weekend Zoo Chats take place every Saturday and Sunday.

September: Discovering Red Pandas
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Toucan Ridge

October: Snow Leopard Secrets
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Snow Leopard Habitat

November: Wolf Wonders
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Wolf Habitat

December: Polar Bears on Patrol
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location:Tundra Grill

snow leopard weekend

Snow Leopard Weekend | October 12 & 13

Join us this weekend as we create awareness about one of the endangered species here at the Zoo – snow leopards! Take part in a variety of family-friendly activities and learn more about these amazing creatures and what you can do to help them in the wild. Stay tuned for more information about this special weekend event!


Thanksgiving Day at the Zoo | Monday, October 14

On October 14 admission for youth, adults and seniors is only $14. PLUS children ages four and under are FREE! Bring your friends and family to the Zoo for a day of fun outdoor experiences.

Discounted admission will be offered only on Monday, October 14. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the Zoo entrance and cannot be combined with other offers. The Zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Meet the Manitoba Moose | Sunday October 20

Meet your favourite players from the Manitoba Moose hockey team at the Zoo! The entire team will be on site from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to sign autographs, take photos and meet fans. Mick E. Moose will be here too!


Trick-or-Treat at the Zoo | October 26 & 27

Dress up in costume and take part in family-friendly trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo during your visit! Plus, special Halloween treats for some of the animals.