Thunder Bay’s Chippewa Park Bear Wakes Up

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Chippewa Park
Spring must be coming. The Chippewa Park Bear is awake.

Chippewa Park
Spring must be coming. The Chippewa Park Bear is awake. Photo: Deborah Poole-Hofmann of Graph-X.

Chippewa Park Bear Wakes Up

THUNDER BAY – The Chippewa Park Wildlife Bear thrilled park visitors this weekend by waking up from hibernation during the first ever spring break Wildlife Exhibit opening.

Over 300 adults and children saw the animals throughout the past two weekends with dozens more visiting during the week days of the March break.  They were thrilled with the gorgeous coats of the wolf, arctic fox and other fur bearing animals at the park. The otters came out to play for many of the visitors.

Nearly 1000 people attended during the Family Day weekend opening and the March Break week according to The Friends of Chippewa Park who provided free hot chocolate, coffee and tea during all three weekends.

“This experiment by the Park Division, to open the Wildlife Exhibit in the winter for the first time ever was a resounding success” said The Friends of Chippewa Park President, Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk.