The Assiniboine Park Zoo now has names for its newest male and female polar bear cubs.
After an online vote this week garnered nearly 5,000 responses, the winners are Baffin (male) and Willow (female).
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.
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.
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.
WINNIPEG — 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.
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.
WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo has formally introduced its newest (and cutest) residents to the public.
Two red panda cubs born on June 13 now have names following a public vote.
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.