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Zoo Introducing Polar Bear to Public on Saturday

November 28, 2013 12:04 PM | News

Storm - Polar Bear

Storm will meet the public at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Saturday, November 30. (DAN HARPER / HANDOUT)

Hudson - Storm

Hudson and Storm meet for the first time. (DAN HARPER / HANDOUT)

A three-year-old male polar bear from Churchill will make his public debut on Saturday.

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is introducing Storm on November 30 at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC).

The bear arrived to Winnipeg on October 10 after being found within the town of Churchill in early September.

“Storm is a great bear and we’re very excited for him to meet the public this weekend,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations. “Yesterday we introduced him to Hudson for the first time, and there’s no doubt that the two of them are going to be great friends.”

VIDEO: Storm meets Hudson

YouTube video

The approximately 200 pound polar bear will be available for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.