It is official. Churchill is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Sure, most of us may have known this for years, but the town recently (and finally!) trademarked the moniker. So how can other small towns claim a grandiose title of their own? Here are some tips on becoming the “The ______ Capital of the World.”
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Meet Winnipeg’s newest celebrity. He’s big, fuzzy and loves to play. His antics have made Hudson the polar bear—Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest resident—a hit with crowds.
Churchill’s polar bears are a bunch of bruisers. While females tend to cubs, young males kill time wrestling, pawing and playfully pummeling each other in a ‘sparring’ ritual. Researchers don’t yet know the reasons behind the feats of strength and brawn but one thing’s for sure—polar bear sparring is a spectacle everyone should see.
Churchill is famous for being the polar bear capital of the world. And that’s just for starters. Here are some lesser known facts (and great story ideas) about this magical northern Manitoba outpost.