Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 01/17/2013 10:51 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 01/17/2013 3:19 PM | Updates
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is getting ready to give Hudson the polar bear a warm welcome.
The zoo has been without a polar bear since Debby, the world’s oldest polar bear, died in 2008 at 42.
Hudson, a 15-month-old, 410-pound polar bear from the Toronto Zoo, will arrive at the zoo in two weeks, zoo officials said today.
Hudson was born at the Toronto Zoo, the only survivor of a litter of three cubs.
Hudson will be housed at the zoo’s International Polar Bear Conservation Centre until its 10-acre Journey to Churchill exhibit opens in 2014.
"This is exciting for all of us at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and a big step forward in the zoo’s polar bear program," Tim Sinclair-Smith, the zoo’s director of zoological operations said today.
"We can’t wait to give Hudson a proper Winnipeg welcome and to give the community an opportunity to do the same."
Updated on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM CST: Corrects headline
3:19 PM: Corrects spelling of Debby
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Retail sales soften in October
Western Canadian Aviation Museum earns royal designation
Manitoba inflation rate declines
Free transit to be offered on New Year's Eve
Conviction for infecting man with HIV
Mountie pleads guilty to beating
Donated coins buy Christmas cheer
Repair-plant blast leaves two workers injured
Police-union president supports probe
Manitoba lags behind other provinces in organ donations
Pesticide ban not absolute, rules say
Province OK's in-store brewing
Search starts for new boss at college
Chief threatening legal action
Tricky season for those with eating disorders
Humane society CEO will make his exit
Mild weather moves in just before Christmas
Feds charge too much for pot, users say
Iron Lady melds and welds unique gifts