Assiniboine Park Zoo Master Plan
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Help shape the future of your Zoo
Over the past decade, the Assiniboine Park Zoo has been transformed into a world-class destination and leader in environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation. Now, we are planning for the future of the Zoo by creating a master plan that will inform planning over the next ten years.
Your feedback is important.
We want to hear from you on what you think about the Zoo, where you think we can improve, and how we can be responsive to your needs and interests. If you haven’t visited the Zoo, we want to hear from you too! This is an important and exciting step for Assiniboine Park Zoo and we hope you will take part.
The Transformation of Assiniboine Park Zoo
Founded in 2008, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is a not-for-profit organization responsible for the operation of Assiniboine Park. The Conservancy is also responsible for establishing the future vision for the Park and Zoo and carrying out this transformation while protecting the Park’s cherished character and ensuring its long-term financial viability.
In 2009, APC unveiled a visionary redevelopment plan for Assiniboine Park that laid the groundwork for the revitalization and modernization of Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Zoo has since been transformed into a world-class destination and leader in environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation.
In addition to the award-winning Journey to Churchill exhibit, other notable improvements completed over the past decade include:
- Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre
- Toucan Ridge
- Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden
- New Zoo entrance and gift shop
- New staff facility
- New tiger habitat
- McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre
- Gibbon habitat renovations
- New wolf habitat
- New rotating exhibit gallery
- New education centre
- Aunt Sally’s Farm
- Bison habitat renovations
Today, the Zoo is uniquely Manitoban and attracts visitors from around the globe. As a modern, progressive and accredited Zoo, we adhere to high standards for all aspects of animal care and welfare and are actively engaged in environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation.