KILLMAN ZOO VISITOR CONDUCT

ZOO POLICIES AND RULES

KILLMAN ZOO VISITOR CONDUCT

 

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. OUR ANIMALS AND FACILITIES

The following rules are rules for visitor conduct at the zoo. Staff reserves the right to ask any individual or group to leave if they are found in violation of these policies. We encourage all visitors to enjoy the zoo in a safe and respectful manner.

 

SHOWING RESPECT, TEACHING RESPECT

We provide these animals with a home while teaching visitors about them. We ask that all visitors remember the zoo is the animal’s home, and we are visitors there. No visitor of any age should treat the animals in a disrespectful manner by yelling or spitting at them, throwing objects, poking or taunting them with actions that would be considered teasing. In addition to adult visitors refraining from these activities, we ask that they correct children and take the opportunity to explain why certain behaviours might have a negative impact on animals (yelling causes stress in an animal with sensitive hearing, throwing rocks causes stress in an animal that cannot move away, running back and forth can agitate the bigger animals and cause them to become aggressive). Please show the animals the respect they deserve, and help us teach this conduct to the next generations.

 

WALKING ON THE TRAILS

Our pathways and trails are not paved, so they may be uneven in places. Running along the trails poses a safety risk for falls and injuries. It is also a safety risk for staff who may use trails when handling, walking or transporting animals. We ask the visitors walk at a safe pace on our trails.

 

LEAVE THE FEEDINGS TO US!

Zoo staff provides diets for the animals which are healthy and nutritionally balanced. Human food, plants picked along zoo trails, and other items outside of their prepared diet can be unhealthy for the animals and may lead to unexpected injury, illness or even death.

 

NO CLIMBING ON OR OVER FENCES

Trail and habitat fences are in place for the protection of both visitors and animals. No person of any age for any reason (except zoo staff) should lean, climb or reach across zoo fences. Wooden trail fences are designed to keep visitors in safe trail areas, however they are not built to withstand leaning or sitting and may break unexpectedly. We ask that visitors use benches for seating, not the trail fences. Photography must be conducted from designated visitor areas, safely behind trail fences.

 

THE ZOO IS A NO SMOKING ZONE!

Smoking is not allowed on zoo grounds, trails or in visitor buildings. Visitors may only smoke in the zoo parking lot or outside of the admissions area before entering the zoo. Smoking creates a fire hazard along trails and the cigarette ends may be carried by wind or animals into zoo enclosures. Visitors caught smoking anywhere within the zoo grounds may be asked to leave.

 

NO RUNNING

Walk, rather than run… take your time to enjoy everything!

 

KEEP THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AT HOME OR IN YOUR VEHICLE

Balls, Frisbees, balloons, bicycles, tricycles, roller blades/skates, heelies, skateboards, drugs and alcohol, hackey sacks, scooters and any noisemakers or musical instruments.

 

Pets of any kind are not allowed at the zoo for the safety of our animals and yours. Please do NOT leave pets unattended in your vehicle in warm weather. Leave them at home or with a proper caregiver.

 

DON’T LITTER

Put all of your rubbish in bins and use the Recycling Bins when appropriate. Help us keep our Zoo clean

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    thekillmanzoo: ""4 days left for killman zoo fundraiser tickets. $60 each or table of 10 for $550.  Sat Feb 23 @ Marquis Gardens Hamilton. Dinner is: Cesar salad, garlic bread, pasta, beef, potatoes, veggies, personal pies for desert.  Open coffee station & tea all evening. Cash bar.  Live auction & raffle with popcorn bar (included) and Domino's Pizza for late night"
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  • these two young adults are filling out, the Maine’s are starting to bush out over the shoulders, looking fuller instead of the fo hawk. Really starting to mature but still show moments of them being young. #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust

    thekillmanzoo: "these two young adults are filling out, the Maine’s are starting to bush out over the shoulders, looking fuller instead of the fo hawk. Really starting to mature but still show moments of them being young. #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo @lionconservationcanadatrust"
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  • Happy New Year.. with joy we introduce to our animal family Thor "Thunderbum" Son of our handsome Oden

    thekillmanzoo: "Happy New Year.. with joy we introduce to our animal family
Thor "Thunderbum" 
Son of our handsome Oden"
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    thekillmanzoo: "We wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas!! From our Pride to yours may you find Peace and Joy today as you share in good cheer. 
Christmas here today - plenty of good favourites and Christmas  dinners for all the animal gang!! Thank you to all whom have donated and supported our animal family this 2018 year with spoiling that they much enjoy.

Lions―the very thought of this animal brings images of its regal pose and flowing mane to mind. A lion is rightfully known as the 'king of animals'. Its majestic look exhibits strengths, and a roar from him is enough to send shivers down one's spine.

Lions usually symbolize strength, leadership, fear, royalty, pride, nobility, majesty, etc. For some, it also represents focus, strength, determination, a gallant warrior, etc. The lion has found mention in various religions, mythological stories, and literature in various cultures throughout the world."
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Muskoka is growing by the week! #savemountainlions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo"
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Penelope #savejaguars #savehabitat #bantrophyhunting #notpets #saveendangeredspecies @thekillmanzoo"
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  • If you weren’t able to make it for thanksgiving weekend, then head out next weekend to “pick a pumpkin, pick a cat” before we close for the winter. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost ・・・ Titus and Nairobi, two siblings enjoying there pumpkins for some enrichment!! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo

    thekillmanzoo: "If you weren’t able to make it for thanksgiving weekend, then head out next weekend to “pick a pumpkin, pick a cat” before we close for the winter. #Repost @naturalinstinctmchugh.b93 with @get_repost
・・・
Titus and Nairobi, two siblings enjoying there pumpkins for some enrichment!! #savelions #savehabitat #notpets #bantrophyhunting #saveendangeredspecies @lionconservationcanadatrust @thekillmanzoo"
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