The Papanack Park Zoo is a small zoo in Wendover, Ontario. It opened to the public in 1994 for a one-year trial. It started as a family owned and operated facility breeding exotic animals and birds in the early 1980s.
It hosts 36 different species, including snow monkeys, cougars, snow leopard and white lion cubs. These cubs are the offspring of the zoo's African lions although they did not stay white as they grew. They also have four white Bengal tigers including a "snowball" tiger named Venus. The zoo is approximately a 25-minute drive from Canada's capital of Ottawa.
Papanack Park Zoo was implicated by former employees in October 2012 of having insufficient and inhumane care in regards to animal conditions, medical care, and housing. Katie Hierlihy, the former employee in question, stated that zoo maintenance was insufficient, and many of the enclosures were filthy due to lack of proper care.
Further images were released on image sharing site Imgur in February 2013 which highlight and back up Hierlihy's claims.