Winnipeg, February 26, 2016 – Today, Assiniboine Park Zoo and
Designed by Inuit artist Idris Moss Davies, the statue was donated by
“We’re very pleased to accept this statue and have it as a permanent fixture here at the Assiniboine Park Zoo,” said Margaret Redmond, President and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. “Not only is it a beautiful work of art, but it will help us raise awareness about polar bear conservation and engage our visitors to support the cause.”
“Polar bears are near and dear to our hearts at
Visitors coming to the Assiniboine Park Zoo can see the statue inside the main entrance and can participate in the ‘Race to Save the Species’ coin collection box that will raise funds for the Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team and the ongoing care of the rescued polar bears that now call the Zoo home.
About the Polar Bear Rescue Team
Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Polar Bear Rescue Team is a group of animal care professionals consisting of veterinary staff, animal husbandry experts and conservation scientists that are called to action by Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship when there are polar bear cubs in need of rescue. Learn more.
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