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Coke Donates Polar Bear Sculpture to Assiniboine Park Zoo

February 26, 2016 1:20 PM | News

Polar Bear Sculpture

A new polar bear sculpture donated by Coca-Cola Canada was unveiled at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday, February 26, 2016. (ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A new sculpture greeting visitors to Assiniboine Park Zoo was unveiled on Friday.

Coca-Cola Canada made the donation of the polar bear sculpture of a mother bear and her cub, which sits at the entrance of the zoo on Roblin Boulevard.

The sculpture was designed by Inuit artist Idris Moss Davies and is in recognition of the zoo’s commitment to Canada’s iconic polar bear and its conservation efforts.

It stands six-feet-tall and is encased in glass with an interactive coin box to collect donations in support of the zoo’s polar bear rescue team.

“We’re very pleased to accept this statue and have it as a permanent fixture here at the Assiniboine Park Zoo,” said Margaret Redmond, president and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

“Not only is it a beautiful work of art, but it will help us raise awareness about polar bear conservation and engage our visitors to support the cause.”