Zoo News & Events
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Win a Penguin Pizza Party!
Write a short story about how our African black-footed penguins — Tubbs, Sal, Mooshu and Jelly — met! Contest is open for Grades 1 to 6. Max word count — 250.
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Deadline is May 31st, 2013.
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Meet the Animals
Get up close and personal with our amazing animals this spring and summer at the Zoo!
PRT Session = Positive Reinforcement Training Session
All activities subject to change depending on weather and required animal care.
Park & Zoo Activity Guide
Welcome to Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg’s most-beloved tourist destination! A place to relax and play all-year round, with attractions that blend the best of physical activity, sight-seeing, dining and wildlife into one unforgettable experience. Take a walk through the gardens, explore the Nature Playground, say hello to Hudson the polar bear, watch a game of cricket, catch a movie under the starlight - Assiniboine Park is a vibrant world of activity every day of the year!
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is a great family excursion with over 200 species and more than 2,000 furry, feathered and downright fabulous friends. After you’ve seen all the cool animals, kids of every age can step onto ice-covered floors, and climb, jump and slide into a world of polar bears at the Polar Playground or grab a delicious snack at the Tundra Grill, making the Zoo a perfect place for explorations and family fun.
Whether it's your first or 500th visit to Assiniboine Park, our Activity Guide is chock-full of information to help you enjoy everything we have to offer.
Say Hello to Hudson!
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is thrilled to welcome Hudson the polar bear from the Toronto Zoo. Hudson arrived at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Januray and has moved into his temporary home at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC).
Hudson is the first polar bear to live in the IPBCC and the first identified inhabitant for the Zoo’s upcoming Journey to Churchill exhibit opening in 2014. The outdoor enclosure at the IPBCC has been renovated and expanded to specifically accommodate polar bears and is three times its original size.
Since he made his first public appearance on February 14, Hudson has quickly become a fan favourite at the Zoo, entertaining visitors with his playful antics and inquisitive nature.
Visitors can now say 'Hello to Hudson' during regular Zoo hours.
Construction at the Zoo
Construction of the Journey to Churchill polar bear exhibit, and other site improvements will continue in 2013 at the Zoo as part of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s $200 million redevelopment plan. Visitors will notice many changes and may experience construction-related detours as they navigate their way through the Zoo’s 80 park-like acres. Construction has also necessitated the closure of some exhibits and relocation of others.
Assiniboine Park Zoo is on its way to becoming a world-class attraction, but changes of this magnitude take time and there are bound to be growing pains along the way. We are making every effort to minimize the impact of construction and maximize your enjoyment of the Zoo. We also have new exhibits to explore including Toucan Ridge, the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, and the seasonal Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden.
Assiniboine Park Zoo is a work in progress! Thank you for your patience and support as we continue on this journey to excellence.