Have breakfast with Winnipeg's polar bears
The zoo is celebrating the day with activities all weekend that are designed to engage visitors, raise awareness to the impacts of climate change on the Arctic and polar bears and encourage people to reduce their energy consumption.
International Polar Bear Day, organized by Polar Bears International, is celebrated every Feb. 27. The group has also started a Thermostat Challenge, hoping that people will pledge to reduce their greenhouse gasses by bundling up for polar bears and turning down their thermostats.
"Every little drop in the bucket helps. By turning down your thermostat you are actually saving energy and by saving energy you are helping the atmosphere and thus helping the polar bears. So you can actually help the polar bears here at home."
On Sunday people can even have breakfast with the bears. Breakfast will be $5.99 and up and while eating in the tundra grill a zoo keeper will be giving a talk.
While spectators have their breakfast the bears will be served their breakfast along the glass wall that separates the enclosure and the restaurant.