Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 02/12/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
IN a city known for its unabashed affection for polar bears, it's fitting that the zoo's new bear will be introduced on Valentine's Day.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo will unveil Hudson, its 15-month-old polar bear, on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC).
Hudson replaces Debby, the zoo polar bear who died a couple of years ago. The community's attachment to Debby was so great, hundreds of people attended a memorial service for the animal.
Hudson arrived two weeks ago via cargo jet and is adapting well to his new surroundings, zoo officials said.
"He's very relaxed in his new home and he certainly loves the snow and winter weather," said Tim Sinclair-Smith, director of zoological operations at the zoo. "Hudson is a wonderful addition to our zoo family and we can't wait for the community to meet him."
The outdoor enclosure at the IPBCC has been renovated and expanded to specifically accommodate polar bears and is three times its original size.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 12, 2013 B1
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
Gord Steeves proposes selling police HQ and library parkade to raise cash for road repair
Water testing shows beaches are safe for the August long weekend
Vogiatzakis would give portion of business tax revenue to development group
Jets sign free-agent Galiardi
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in Oakbank
Woman sought after bank robbery
Slight risk of storm in otherwise sunny weekend
Missing teen last seen in Tyndall Park area
Holiday risky for drivers
Battle royal over North End home
Tragedy shines light on disorder
Rockin' the Fields -- right after spraying the fields
Putting some green into ignored park
Standing hearing called for upcoming inquest in Brandon
Death incites anger
Mayoral candidate wants review of road safety
Killer driver gets 54 months
Beat the heat: Why you need to stay cool
Riding on their dreams