My mom and I had a great time watching the 7 polar bears at our new "Journey to Churchill" area at the Assiniboine Zoo. This was taken in one of the underwater tunnels. Kaska, the polar bear, is happily swimming around showing off her acrobatic moves and catching fish.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo

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White snow leopards, white Bengal tigers and polar bears are some of the 2000-plus animals seen close-up at Assiniboine Park Zoo, which specializes in species indigenous to harsher climates. The International Polar Bear Conservation Centre has exhibits on its namesake critters and often cares for orphaned cubs. It's part of the zoo's huge, excellent Journey to Churchill, which combines exhibits and live animals, such as muskox and wolves. From bogs to Arctic beaches, the province's ecology is covered.

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