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Winnipeg Zoo Opens Aunt Sally’s Farm Exhibit

March 25, 2021 10:09 AM | News

Aunt Sally's Farm

The original Aunt Sally’s Farm at Assiniboine Park Zoo in the 1960s. (ARCHIVES MANITOBA, GOVERNMENT PHOTOGRAPHS, 1960)

Aunt Sally's Farm

A concept rendering of the new Aunt Sally’s Farm exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo has reimagined a classic exhibit with the opening of the new Aunt Sally’s Farm.

The exhibit was officially opened Thursday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on the east of the zoo.

Aunt Sally’s Farm was designed with the zoo’s youngest visitors in mind and features goats, llamas, and pot-bellied pigs as well as donkeys and miniature horses, who live in an adjacent habitat.

“We are thrilled to honour the history of Assiniboine Park Zoo today with the opening of a new and modern version of Aunt Sally’s Farm,” said Grant Furniss, senior director of animal care and conservation, Assiniboine Park Zoo.

“This is a place where memories will be made for generations to come. It is a wonderful addition to our zoo!”

The original attraction opened in 1959 and has been redesigned to meet modern accreditation standards for animal welfare and care. While the exhibit won’t be a petting zoo like in the past, visitors will still have opportunities to engage with and learn about the animals.

Aunt Sally’s Farm is included with regular zoo admission. Assiniboine Park Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all through spring break, including Good Friday.