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All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

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A poweshiek skipperling butterfly perches on a blade of grass in this undated photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Jaimee Dupont Morozoff)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden is coming alive this weekend for three days of activities surrounding the species housed underneath its enclosure.

Butterfly Safari Weekend at the Zoo is today through Sunday, August 27, allowing visitors to feed butterflies and make a special butterfly craft to remember their experience.

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Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Eli, a nearly three-year-old polar bear, passed away on Saturday at Assiniboine Park Zoo after a brief illness. (APC / FACEBOOK)

One of the polar bears from Assiniboine Park Zoo has died.

A release from the zoo sent to media Sunday says Eli, the nearly three-year-old polar bear who was brought to Assiniboine Park Zoo along with his brother in October 2015, died Saturday.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Slashes Admission for Dads This Weekend

Assiniboine Park Zoo Slashes Admission for Dads This Weekend

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Dinosaurs Alive! is one of many activities on now at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Dads will only pay half price this weekend at Assiniboine Park Zoo in celebration of Father’s Day.

“The warmer weather is here and the Zoo is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors for the weekend,” said Gary Lunsford, senior director, animal care and conservation.

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Gibbons Return to Assiniboine Park Zoo in New Exhibit

Gibbons Return to Assiniboine Park Zoo in New Exhibit

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A gibbon has a snack in its enclosure at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday, June 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — White-handed gibbons are back at Assiniboine Park Zoo in a new exhibit that opened on Friday.

Maya, a six-year-old female, and Samson, a 15-year-old male, are housed in the former lion pavilion after an extensive makeover.

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Muskox Gets Out of Enclosure at Winnipeg Zoo, But Can’t Make Great Escape

Muskox Gets Out of Enclosure at Winnipeg Zoo, But Can’t Make Great Escape

By The Canadian Press

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Muskox are shown in a handout photo from the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The zoo in Winnipeg is trying to determine how one of its largest animals got out of its enclosure. The zoo says no one was at risk when the muskox escaped and the shaggy beast never made it out of a second containment area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Assiniboine Park Conservancy)

WINNIPEG – Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg is trying to determine how one of its largest animals got out of its enclosure.

The zoo says no one was at risk when the muskox escaped and the shaggy beast never made it out of a second containment area.

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Dinosaurs Everywhere: Two Exciting Exhibits Open for the Summer

Dinosaurs Everywhere: Two Exciting Exhibits Open for the Summer

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Dinosaurs Alive! is back for another season at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — First, it was held over, and now it’s back for a second run. The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s wildly popular “Dinosaurs Alive!” exhibit has returned.

The zoo unveiled a new 13-metre long Tylosaurusdinosaur to join the 15 other life-size animatronic giants on Thursday.

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