Polar Bears at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

by • April 11, 2016 • #ExploreMB, WildlifeComments (1)7115

Cute and fluffy critters of Manitoba

Here at Travel Manitoba, we tend to say “awwww” on a daily basis. And how could we not, when we’re  surrounded by photos of the most adorable wildlife? Looking at cute animals even improves focus and productivity (in case you need an excuse as to why you’re viewing this blog post at work) and it certainly puts me in a better mood. With our wild population and our incredible zoo, Manitoba is like an incubator of cuteness. Don’t believe me? Just scroll down.

Baby polar bears are made of cotton balls.


And they love to cuddle with mom. Look at those paws! 🐾


We couldn’t do a post on cute animals without including some puppies. 🐶


Future member of a dog sled team? Perhaps.


Farrah is one of Manitoba’s top puppy explorers.


Just two adorable pals enjoying the heartland.


We all know cats are among the cutest creatures on Earth. 🐱


The young snow leopards at the Assiniboine Zoo are masters of fluff.

Bath time at the zoo! 🛁💦 This adorable photo is by @cassandrahl! #exploremb #explorecanada

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Two peas in a pod.

#TBT to summer 2013 when these guys were just little cubs. #snowleopards #catsofinstagram #babyanimals #assiniboineparkzoo

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Red pandas are basically cat bears, and we’re okay with that.

#naptime #redpanda #assiniboineparkzoo #nofilter #cuteness

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And they have the fresh blow-out look perfected.

Thinking of sunny days and red pandas on a blustery January day. #tbt #assiniboineparkzoo #winnipeg #redpanda #animalsofinstagram

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Foxes are small and furry, which means they are cute by default.


You can’t deny that adorable face.

Your cuteness quota has been filled for the day. Adorable shot by @colleen_2494! #exploremb #explorecanada

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Arctic foxes have a charming quality all of their own.


Just keep hopping, just keep hopping.

Red Kangaroo @assiniboineparkzoo #exploremb # kangaroo #redkangaroo #assiniboineparkzoo #assiniboinepark #zoo

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Birds can be surprisingly fluffy too. 🐥

Luna the barn owl. Lovely shot by @onegreatcity55! #exploremb #explorecanada

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I want to hug this smiley owl. 😊


Ptarmigans are basically adorable snowballs.

Ptarmigan talk. @johnemarriott captured this lovely photo of two ptarmigans in northern Manitoba. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Can I pet you, little round chickadee?


I don’t think you’re ready for this fluff.


Little bunny floof floof, hoppin’ through the forest. 🐰


The perfect combination of majesty and cuteness.

A living snowball. @tiffanyspencee snapped this pic of a beautiful arctic hare up in Churchill. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Our hooved friends rarely get the acknowledgement they deserve.


Those doe eyes could melt anyone’s heart.


A tender moment between mom and baby. 💓


And even though they lack fluff, we couldn’t leave out the adorable beluga whale.


The Assiniboine Park Zoo, FortWhyte Alive, Oak Hammock Marsh, Riding Mountain National Park, Churchill and the Whiteshell are great places to start watching wildlife. Which animals would you add to this list?

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One Response to Cute and fluffy critters of Manitoba

  1. Lorraine says:

    This is a great post – all the photos are wonderful (and fluffy).
    Let’s see more photos like this – maybe we could get some shots of some elusive and lesser know animals and birds.

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