Churchill Manitoba Polar Bear Mothers and Newborn Cubs in March 2016
After arriving in Winnipeg a day early and hearing that flights to Churchill had been cancelled due to a blizzard, I decided to visit the local zoo to see a polar bear just in case. The zoo is home to two young polar bear cubs, which lost their mother and some adult bears, which got into trouble in Churchill. The attraction of the zoo is a glass-covered tunnel under the pool in the polar bear compound. Seeing the bears moving gracefully in the water confirms their scientific name URSUS MARITIMUS. In my opinion zoos perform an important educational task for people who cannot travel to remote places to see the animals in their natural habitat.