Tag Archives: Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Conservancy Seeking 150 Summer Volunteers

Assiniboine Park Conservancy Seeking 150 Summer Volunteers

Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre
Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre and Pavilion (APC / HANDOUT)

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is recruiting volunteers for the busy summer season, looking to fill roles at a variety of locations across the park and zoo.

About 150 volunteers are needed, with at least half of those going to youth aged 14 to 19.

Continue Reading

Advertisements

Giant Bugs Invading Assiniboine Park Zoo, But Only for the Summer

Giant Bugs Invading Assiniboine Park Zoo, But Only for the Summer

Xtreme BUGS
A giant Japanese hornet is one of several large creatures making up the Xtreme BUGS exhibit this summer at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (PREMIER EXHIBITIONS)

Scared of bugs? Don’t be. These ones don’t bite. Well, probably not.

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is debuting a new attraction to visitors this summer featuring 19 giant animatronic bugs.

Continue Reading

Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

Female Polar Bear
An orphaned female polar bear cub in need of a name at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)
Male Polar Bear
An online vote will decide the name for both the female and male cub (shown) at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bear cubs at Assiniboine Park Zoo are in need of a couple names.

The cubs — one male and one female — arrived in separate circumstances at the zoo in December. Since then, they have been housed in the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

Continue Reading

Assiniboine Park Zoo Closing for One Week

Assiniboine Park Zoo Closing for One Week

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

WINNIPEG — If a trip to Assiniboine Park Zoo is in your plans for mid-January, you’ll need to alter your schedule.

The zoo is closing for “major maintenance” January 15-21 to conduct a thorough cleaning, and building refreshes throughout the property.

Continue Reading

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Continue Reading

Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

Pair of Orphaned Polar Bears Arrive at Winnipeg Zoo

Polar Bear
A polar bear is seen walking across the street in Churchill Man., as the Olympic Flame arrives in town Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bears from northern Manitoba have a new home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The cubs, one male and one female, come from Churchill and were brought to the city Tuesday evening under the care of zoo officials.

Continue Reading

Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba Moose Paying Special Visit to Assiniboine Park Zoo

Manitoba MooseWINNIPEG — Players from the Manitoba Moose will unveil a special edition polar bear jersey the team will wear later this season during a visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Sunday afternoon.

The Moose are also presenting zoo officials with a cheque for $5,793.72 raised from the auction of the team’s polar bear themed jerseys worn last season on February 3, 2017.

Continue Reading

Spirited Donation Made to Winnipeg Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team

Spirited Donation Made to Winnipeg Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team

Juno Polar Bear
Juno, a then 15-month-old polar bear, who arrived at the Assiniboine Park Zoo from Toronto earlier this year. (TORONTO ZOO / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Polar Ice Vodka poured $7,200 into the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team on Wednesday.

The donation is the second one by the company, which previously donated $2.00 from every 750ml bottle of vodka sold in Manitoba Liquor Marts during the month of August. That initiative brings the total to $14,000.

Continue Reading