Twin Valley Zoo is home to over 70+ species of animals, including lions, kangaroos, zebras, goats and so many more! Founded by Henny and Tony Stallmann, it continues to provide a loving, healthy environment for animals in need.

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo’s story starts in Holland. The pair met at 13 years old, and they knew in their hearts they were meant to be. In the sixth grade Tony professed his love and gifted Henny with a promise ring. At 16 they met every Sunday to walk hand in hand by the ocean, talking about the future.

In 1960 Tony and Henny married, left Holland and set off for Canada with nothing more than a suitcase, a tool box, and a dream. Tony and Henny were incredibly hard working, often floating several jobs, while raising 5 children. Tony worked for many years as a skilled carpenter. He suffered a shoulder injury and lost several fingers in an accident, making wood working a difficult profession.

One of Tony and Henny’s sons suggested starting a small petting farm where Tony could share his admiration and love for animals. He had always been passionate about animals and owned a wide variety of birds, elk, deer, and a pony. With that suggestion, Tony’s love of animals and Henny’s love for Tony, Brantford Twin Valley Zoo took root. The zoo was established in 1991.

They both put endless hours of work, blood, sweat and tears into the creation that Twin Valley Zoo is today. Sadly, Tony was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011. Henny and Tony reached out to their children for help, and they all contributed in their own ways.

Tony asked to be taken for one last golf cart ride. They bundled him up and drove him to see the Bears and the fish.

Today the zoo looks a little different. It has grown and matured and continues to do so, but the backbone of what it was built upon remains.

Love, a strong passion for animals and nature, dedication and teamwork have kept Twin Valley flourishing. Henny, now in her 80’s, continues to work every day either in the gift shop, in the office, behind the scenes or greeting our visitors! As a family, they all strive to provide a loving, nurturing home to over 70+ species of animals including; Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Birds, Bears, Deer, Alpaca and Primates and many more.

The zoo includes several picnic areas, a play area, a nature trail, rolling hills, whispy willows and the gentle sounds of nature.

The Brantford Twin Valley Zoo family, invites you to come visit us.

Our family can’t wait to meet your family!

-The Brantford Twin Valley Zoo Family


“To provide a holistic experience, a loving safe space and a natural, healing, organic environment for animals and people alike.
Disconnect to Reconnect and Let Nature Nurture”


Twin Valley Zoo would like to thank all of their supporters!

Thank you to everyone who has shared, contributed and connected with us. Your stories, memories and contributions are amazing and appreciated

Thank you so very much!

With love, admiration and gratefulness,
The Twin Valley Zoo Family