Zoo’s Remaining Polar Bears Move to ‘Journey to Churchill’

Zoo’s Remaining Polar Bears Move to ‘Journey to Churchill’

Zoo Polar Bears
Blizzard, Star and Humphrey explore their new home in Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY)

WINNIPEG — The Journey to Churchill exhibit is a little more crowded now that it houses all seven of the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s polar bears.

Three remaining bears from the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC) have been moved to the new exhibit. Visitors can now see Humphrey, Blizzard and Star in the Sea Ice Passage area.

The Churchill Coast portion of the exhibit is home to Hudson, Storm, Aurora and Kaska.

“Now that the three cubs have grown in size, we felt that it was a good time to move them over to Journey to Churchill,” said Gary Lunsford, general curator at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

“They’re all very happy in their new home and are enjoying the pool in the Sea Ice Passage. It will be great for our visitors to see them in an entirely new environment.”

The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Zoo Polar Bear
Star playing peek-a-boo for the first time in the tunnels of Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY)


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