Oaklawn Farm Zoo

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Oaklawn Farm Zoo
Deer at Oaklawn Farm Zoo
Date opened 1984
Location Aylesford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Coordinates 45°00′16″N 64°50′40″W / 45.0044382°N 64.8445768°W / 45.0044382; -64.8445768Coordinates: 45°00′16″N 64°50′40″W / 45.0044382°N 64.8445768°W / 45.0044382; -64.8445768
Land area 50 acres (20 ha)[1]
Major exhibits lions, monkeys, Siberian tigers
Website oaklawnfarmzoo.ca

The Oaklawn Farm Zoo is a zoo located in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was opened in 1984, and is family-owned and operated by Ron and Gail Rogerson. The zoo boasts the largest display of Big Cats and Primates in Eastern Canada. The 50-acre (20 ha) zoo is in a rural setting in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, and includes a wide diversity of mammals, birds and reptiles.

As Nova Scotia’s largest zoo, Oaklawn has a large variety of endangered and threatened species of exotic, native and domestic breeds of animals. Children can feed corn to some of the animals (notably the deer and goats) and the zoo has a restaurant and gift shop. The 7:00 pm feeding time for the big cats and bears is a popular zoo attraction. Owner Gail Rogerson enters the cages of these animals and will hand feed them meat that is collected from local farms and surrounding areas.

The zoo is open Easter weekend through November, and closed to the public during the winter.[1]


Rutledge was born at the zoo in 1991 and hand raised. At 4 years, he set the world record for world's heaviest lion in captivity at 807 pounds (366 kg). He was euthanized in February 2009 just short of his 18th birthday, and buried at the zoo.[2]

Animals include


  1. ^ a b "Oaklawn Park Zoo". oaklawnfarmzoo.ca. Oaklawn Farm Zoo. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Record-setting Canadian zoo lion dies". upi.com. United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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