Winnipeg zoo focuses research on arctic ice, climate change in Manitoba

A Manitoba polar bear is often the poster child for climate change, dealing with the effects of a changing environment.And with weather predictions showing a grim forecast for the viability of the bears to live in the northern region, researchers...

Valour FC players, mascots set to meet fans at zoo

Winnipeg’s professional soccer team will be meeting fans and having fun on Sunday at Assiniboine Park Zoo as part of the first-ever Valour FC Day.The team is following in the footsteps of its CFL counterpart, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers...

Lusty stingrays lead to temporary closure of Assiniboine Park Zoo exhibit

The Assiniboine Park Zoo said it will be temporarily closing its new Stingray Beach exhibit due to some unexpectedly amorous behaviour by the exhibit’s residents.The zoo said Wednesday that they’ve noticed an escalation in natural mating behaviour over the past...

Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomes visitors to new interactive stingray exhibit

May long weekend marks the arrival of some new animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo.The zoo has officially opened an interactive ‘Stingray Beach’ exhibit.Over a dozen Rays will be housed in a shallow 1,300 sq.-ft. pool located in the zoo’s rotating...

Polar bear at Assiniboine Park Zoo dies

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is mourning one of its polar bears.The zoo said the bear died Monday.READ MORE: Winnipeg zoo’s Journey to Churchill introduces two new bear cubsThe zoo’s Dr. Chris Enright, director of veterinary services, will be speaking to...

Zoo to briefly close in January for building maintenance

If you’re hoping to visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo in early January, you may need to reschedule.The zoo will be closed to the public from Jan. 7 through Jan. 13 for minor repairs, cleaning and maintenance to its buildings.“The closure...

Free admission for vets, military personnel at Assiniboine Park Zoo Remembrance Day weekend

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is recognizing Remembrance Day by offering free admission on Nov. 10 and 11 to all veterans, military personnel and their immediate families.“This is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those...