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Whether you're a first-time traveler or a seasoned globe-trotter, the Saint Louis Zoo offers travel experiences that will take your breath away. Our expeditions will take you to places where you may experience first-hand much of the wildlife our Zoo is working to preserve and protect. You will learn about conservation efforts in these regions, and you will be escorted by a Zoo curator who will add his or her broad knowledge to your adventure.

Churchill, Canada
October 23-28, 2014

Back by popular demand, the Saint Louis Zoo will again be traveling to Churchill, Canada, from October 23 through October 28. We would like to invite you to join us for this amazing tundra adventure!

Travel with Jack Grisham, Vice President of Animal Collections at the Saint Louis Zoo, as well as Polar Bear International’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Steven Amstrup, on an incredible tour around Churchill – the polar bear capital of the world. In addition to viewing wild polar bears in their natural habitat, you will have an opportunity to explore the tundra aboard a world-famous Tundra Buggy® and learn about Churchill’s unique culture and rich history.

Explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area in search of the mighty polar bear and other abundant wildlife in the region, including arctic hare, ptarmigan, arctic fox, gyrfalcon and possibly even caribou. In the evenings, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy cultural presentations, mingle with fellow guests, or marvel at the arctic night sky. Keep in mind that you will be directly under the auroral oval and, if fortunate enough to enjoy clear skies, you may even have the chance to see the stunning Northern Lights!

We guarantee that you will come home with marvelous photos. The most active time of year for polar bears in Churchill is October and November when bears are congregating along the coast, anticipating the Hudson Bay freeze. This world-famous destination has the largest concentration of polar bears in the world and provides the best opportunities to view and photograph arctic wildlife.

This trip does have limited availability, so reserve your space early. For more information, please contact Ali Kochtanek at (314) 646-4823.

Churchill Itinerary

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