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Winnipeg Zoo Forced to Make Heart-Breaking Decision About Aging, Arthritic Tiger

Winnipeg Zoo Forced to Make Heart-Breaking Decision About Aging, Arthritic Tiger

By The Canadian Press

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Kendra, a matriarch Siberian tiger, has been put down by the zoo. (ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG – Age-related arthritis has led to a long-standing resident of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo being euthanized.

Zoo officials confirmed Monday in a Facebook posting that Kendra, a matriarch Siberian tiger, has been put down.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Newest Polar Bear on Exhibit

Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Newest Polar Bear on Exhibit

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Juno is a 15-month-old polar bear now at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (TORONTO ZOO / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest polar bear from Toronto is now ready to meet the public.

Juno, the 15-month-old little sister of former bear residents Hudson and Humphrey, is now on exhibit in her outdoor enclosure at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

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Assiniboine Park Lands $1M Donation for Two New Projects

Assiniboine Park Lands $1M Donation for Two New Projects

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Assiniboine Park Zoo (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Conservancy has landed a $1 million donate to support two of its major upcoming projects.

MacDon Industries Ltd. gifted a $500,000 donation to the APC for Canada’s Diversity Gardens, a planned horticultural exhibit at Assiniboine Park. An additional $500,000 will help move ahead a zoo exhibit for a modern take on Aunt Sally’s Farm, inviting young visitors to enjoy hands-on interactive experiences and unstructured active play.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Newest Polar Bears Now Have Names

Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Newest Polar Bears Now Have Names

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Siku is the name of the zoo’s newest male polar bear. (APC / HANDOUT)
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Nanuq is the name of the zoo’s newest female polar bear. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bears who were brought to Assiniboine Park Zoo from Churchill late last year now have names.

After nearly 4,000 online votes were cast, the zoo has named the female cub Nanuq (the Inuit word for polar bear) and Siku (the Inuit word for ice) for the male.

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Help Pick Names for Winnipeg Zoo’s New Polar Bear Cubs

Help Pick Names for Winnipeg Zoo’s New Polar Bear Cubs

By Sarah Klein

Orphaned Polar Bears
Two polar bear cubs who arrived to Assiniboine Park Zoo late last year need names. Voting for the female (left) and male names is taking place on the zoo’s website. (APC / HANDOUTS)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bear cubs moved from northern Manitoba to Assiniboine Park Zoo in late 2016 need names.

The bears, one female and one male, were rescued by conservation officials after wandering away on their own. Had they stayed in Churchill, chances are slim that they would have survived the winter.

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