Endangered Species Weekend at the Zoo


Join us at the Zoo on May Long Weekend to visit incredible endangered species, learn about the challenges they face in the wild, and how we can all help protect the animals we love!

Enjoy special activities that will highlight the plight of endangered and vulnerable species like snow leopards, Amur tigers, and white-handed gibbons.

Free Activities

These activities are all FREE with regular Zoo admission:

  • Zoo Chats (see the full schedule below)
  • Crafting station presented by ArtsJunktion: Saturday only, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Crafting station - make a snow leopard mask : Sunday and Monday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Endangered Species Scavenger hunt  - pick up a copy on site or click here to download a copy
  • Selfie station photo booth: Daily, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Interactive discovery stations
  • Get creative at the sidewalk chalk art display at Aunt Sally's Farm
  • Appearances by Winston the polar bear mascot: Saturday and Sunday

Check back for updates before your visit!

Fundraising Activities for Snow Leopard Trust

All funds raised through the following activities will go to Snow Leopard Trust, an incredible conservation organization!

  • Buttons – make a small donation and get an awesome animal button for your backpack or jacket!
  • Cat toys – all cats big and small, love toys. Purchase unique hand-made toys for your cats!
  • Print Auction – A beautiful framed print of an Amur tiger will be up for auction at Wild Things Unique Gifts! See the print and place your bid from May 21 - June 30. Thank you to Nik Rave of Rave Photo for use of the photo for the print.

Zoo Chats Schedule

Get to know the species you love from the people that know them best! Zoo Chats take place daily. 

Time  Zoo Chat  Location 
10:00 am  Grey Wolves  Grasslands & Boreal Forest 
10:30 am Bison Grasslands & Boreal Forest 
11:00 am Polar Bears Journey to Churchill
11:30 am Amur Tigers Animals of Asia
1:00 pm Cougars Animals of Asia
1:30 pm Bactrian Camels  Animals of Asia
2:00 pm Snow Leopards Animals of Asia
2:30 pm Harbour Seals Journey to Churchill
3:00 pm White-handed Gibbons Animals of Asia
3:30 pm Goats Aunt Sally's Farm

Endangered Species Weekend is presented with support from Assiniboine Credit Union