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What's On: Riverview Park and Zoo
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Activity: Riverview Park and Zoo presents "Meet The Keeper" beginning at 1 p.m. at Riverview Park and Zoo (1230 Water St., Peterborough, K9H 7G4). Meet one of Riverview's Zoo Keepers each weekday in the summer! Learn about our snakes, tortoises, lemurs, bobcats and meerkats and what you can do to help with animal conservation. A different animal is featured each day of the week. Mondays and Fridays: Reptiles (meet at the barn); Tuesdays: Lemur (meet at Lemur exhibit); Wednesdays: Bobcat (meet at Bobcat exhibit); Thursdays: agouti (meet at back of Primate Building). For more information call (705) 745-6866.
Activity: Riverview Park and Zoo presents "Otter Feeding" beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Park and Zoo (1230 Water St., Peterborough, K9H 7G4). It's Otter feeding time! Come to the River Otter exhibit seven days a week. Meet a Riverview Park and Zoo keeper who will feed "Splish" and "Splash" (our two North American River Otters) their favourite afternoon snack, while answering your questions about the animals. This is a great opportunity to see the otters in action, swimming and playing in their exhibit. Bring your camera. For more information call (705) 745-6866.
Activity: Riverview Park and Zoo presents "Feline Feeding Time" beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Park and Zoo (1230 Water St., Peterborough, K9H 7G4). Meet at the cat exhibits every evening, seven days a week, to watch as our animal care staff feed bones and treats to our Cougar, Servals, and Bobcat. This is a great chance to see our sometimes elusive cats in action as they emerge for their evening snack. For more information call (705) 745-6866.
How to get to the Peterborough Zoo
At KN, one of the most frequent requests from out of town visitors is how to get to the Peterborough Zoo. We've compiled the information below and see the link to their web site and map.
Riverview Park and Zoo is a unique, recreational facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Located just north of downtown Peterborough, Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough.
For decades, the park and zoo have attracted over a quarter of a million visitors a year.
And no wonder - the zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and more!
The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground in the city. It also features equipment for physically-challenged children.
With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride, and beautiful gardens the Riverview Park and Zoo has something for everyone.
For more information including, address and phone number visit the zoo page of the P.U.C.
Please see this Peterborough Utilities Commission map for zoo location.
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