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Killman Zoo
Date opened April 1, 1988 (1988-04-01)
Location 237 Unity Road East, Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada
Land area 13 hectares (33 acres/130,000 m2)
No. of species 30

Killman Zoo is located approximately 4 kilometres or 2.5 miles north of Caledonia in Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. It was opened on April 1, 1988, as a natural progression of the Killman's Wildlife Sanctuary.


This rural zoo is located 2 kilometres or 1.2 miles east of Highway 6 at 237 Unity Road East. It is a privately owned and operated zoo using 9 acres (36,000 m2) of trails on a property spanning 33 acres (130,000 m2). There are gift shops and picnic facilities; which allow guests to eat pre-packaged food at the zoo. Tamer animals like dwarf goats and deer can be petted by people of all ages at the special petting zoo portion of the attraction. People with wheelchairs are able to access the sights with wheelchair-accessible trails.

The Killman family that operates the zoo are descended from the Seneca, Onondaga and Mohawk Tribes of the Canadian First Nations. An adult ticket costs $18.50 while a child's ticket costs $10.50. The zoo is an ongoing project and expansion is commonly taking place.

There are a wide range of animals including lemurs, porcupines, coyotes, wolves, birds of prey, bear and approximately 30 exotic cats. The cats make up a large portion of the zoo including lions, tigers, jaguars, lynx, bobcats and cougars. You can get as close to 5 feet to these animals.

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