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Assiniboine zoo's Churchill exhibit to include a helicopter

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Installation of a Bell 206B helicopter in the Churchill Town Site section of the Journey to Churchill exhibit.

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Installation of a Bell 206B helicopter in the Churchill Town Site section of the Journey to Churchill exhibit.

The Journey To Churchill exhibit, a 10-acre exhibition in the Assiniboine Park Zoo, will now have a helicopter.

The Bell 206B helicopter was donated by Brian Hawes, and craned in to the exhibit due to limited access on site, according to a release by the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

It’s part of an effort to have the exhibit resemble the town of Churchill, which relies on helicopters to transport people to remote camps, and relocate the polar bears the region is known for. The aircraft joins a CN boxcar, tracks and replicas of Churchill’s weather station, all of which are already in place at the exhibit.

The Journey to Churchill exhibit is set to officially open on July 3.

 

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