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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

All Aflutter at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Butterfly Safari

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A poweshiek skipperling butterfly perches on a blade of grass in this undated photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Jaimee Dupont Morozoff)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden is coming alive this weekend for three days of activities surrounding the species housed underneath its enclosure.

Butterfly Safari Weekend at the Zoo is today through Sunday, August 27, allowing visitors to feed butterflies and make a special butterfly craft to remember their experience.

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Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Eli - Polar Bear
Eli, a nearly three-year-old polar bear, passed away on Saturday at Assiniboine Park Zoo after a brief illness. (APC / FACEBOOK)

One of the polar bears from Assiniboine Park Zoo has died.

A release from the zoo sent to media Sunday says Eli, the nearly three-year-old polar bear who was brought to Assiniboine Park Zoo along with his brother in October 2015, died Saturday.

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