Papanack Park Zoo

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Papanack Park Zoo
Arctic Wolf's Impression of a Dog.jpg
An arctic wolf, canis lupus arctos, at the zoo
Date opened 1994
Location Wendover, Ontario Canada
Coordinates 45°33′34.1″N 75°07′13.7″W / 45.559472°N 75.120472°W / 45.559472; -75.120472Coordinates: 45°33′34.1″N 75°07′13.7″W / 45.559472°N 75.120472°W / 45.559472; -75.120472
No. of species 36

The Papanack Park Zoo is a small zoo in Wendover, Ontario. It opened to the public in 1994 and is under new ownership as of 2014 with the intentions of acting as a conservation park. There are ongoing reports of animal cruelty at the zoo. In February 2016, the owner's husband shot and killed a lion after it escaped due to "human error".[1]

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.

A number of animals at the zoo have been shown in the children's documentary, Zoboomafoo, featuring Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt. In addition, an African lion named Simba was a model for production sketches of the main character used in Disney's The Lion King.