WINNIPEG —; Assiniboine Park Zoo is set to welcome two new polar bear cubs. Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship discovered the two 11-month old cubs were orphaned and relocated them from Churchill to the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at Winnipeg’s zoo.
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The bears’ mother was killed when she was hit by a cracker shell. A resident was trying to scare her and her cubs away from a building. Experts say cubs at this age do not have a chance of survival if left on their own in the wild.
The two cubs have already arrived at Assiniboine Park Zoo but will be in quarantine for 30 days.