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Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

Airline Steps Up to Provide Calgary Zoo with Bamboo for Picky Pandas

By The Canadian Press

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Panda Er Shun eats bamboo at the Panda House at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China on February 11, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

CALGARY — A culinary crisis has been avoided at the Calgary Zoo which was facing a bamboo shortage for its four giant pandas.

The pandas, which staff admit are picky eaters, munch on about 1,200 kilograms of bamboo a week.

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VIDEO: Dog Rescued After Falling Through Thin Ice at Winnipeg Park

VIDEO: Dog Rescued After Falling Through Thin Ice at Winnipeg Park

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Crews from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service rescue a dog that fell through thin ice at the Kilcona Off-Leash Dog Park on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — First responders rescued a dog from chilly water after it fell through thin ice at a local park on Tuesday.

The dog was in the Kilcona Off-Leash Dog Park just before 7:30 a.m. when it fell through the ice. Rescuers located the pooch about 18 metres from shore and used an inflatable water rescue boat to reach it.

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Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

Calgary Zoo Says Baby Giraffe Born This Week Died Overnight

By The Canadian Press

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A male calf giraffe, born on Sunday, is shown in this handout image next to his mother Emara at the Calgary Zoo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Calgary Zoo, Zookeeper Mona Keith)

CALGARY — A giraffe that was born at the Calgary Zoo less than a week ago died on Friday night, the organization announced on Facebook.

In a post on Saturday, the zoo said a male calf born last Sunday to Emara, an eight-year-old Masai giraffe, passed away overnight.

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Winnipeg Man Suffers Bites During Multiple Attacks by Bear in Ontario Woods

Winnipeg Man Suffers Bites During Multiple Attacks by Bear in Ontario Woods

By The Canadian Press

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A black bear wanders in Wapusk National Park in May 2014. (DOUGLAS CLARK / UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN / FILE)

KENORA, Ont. — A Winnipeg man says he is lucky to be alive after suffering severe bites from a bear that attacked him three times near his cottage in northwestern Ontario.

Dave Schwab, who is 69, says he was finishing his walk near Kenora last Thursday when he spotted a black bear about 100 metres ahead of him in some bushes.

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Hormone Help: Calgary Zoo Hopes Unusual Step Will Result in Healthy Baby Giraffe

Hormone Help: Calgary Zoo Hopes Unusual Step Will Result in Healthy Baby Giraffe

By The Canadian Press

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Emara the giraffe is seen in the African pavillion at the Calgary Zoo in a June 2019 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Zoo)

CALGARY — Staff at the Calgary Zoo have adopted an extraordinary measure in an effort to ensure a pregnant giraffe becomes a mother for the first time.

Emara, a Masai giraffe, is expecting for the fourth time, but her previous pregnancies ended in two miscarriages and the death of a third calf with severe birth defects.

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Pair of Male King Penguins Parenting New Chick at Calgary Zoo

Pair of Male King Penguins Parenting New Chick at Calgary Zoo

By The Canadian Press

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King penguins swim during opening day of the Penguin Plunge exhibit at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo’s newest king penguin chick is already growing strong thanks to lots of parenting from a pair of male king penguins.

Four-year-old Arthur and 17-year-old Nero have been sharing the responsibilities of incubating, feeding and protecting the zoo’s new addition, which hatched two weeks ago.

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