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Journey to Churchill back to normal after wolves' explorations thwarted

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Timber wolves watch the crowds gather before the grand opening of the Assiniboine Park Zoo exhibit Journey to Churchill. Some wolves later tried to tunnel under a barrier into the polar bear enclosure.

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Timber wolves watch the crowds gather before the grand opening of the Assiniboine Park Zoo exhibit Journey to Churchill. Some wolves later tried to tunnel under a barrier into the polar bear enclosure. Photo Store

Following a brief hibernation, the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo is fully populated once again.

The new exhibit, which opened to the public this month, underwent some "minor modifications" over the last 48 hours, resulting in a few of the star attractions -- specifically the polar bears -- being moved out of the space.

According to a statement from the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, the need for adjustments came after observing the first few days of operation and involved two separate areas of the exhibit:

  • the waterfall within the Churchill Coast experienced a small leak and required some concrete patchwork.
  • one of the barriers that separates the wolves from the polar bears required reinforcement after the wolves dug underneath into the polar bear space overnight.

Two of the four polar bears and the wolves had to be moved out of the exhibit during the maintenance.

The zoo says all the animals within Journey to Churchill exhibit are on display once again.

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