This a picture of WYN , a real live Groundhog who will give us the prediction today. Thanks to Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre a new woodchuck called WYN has been given that responsibity. Tradition states that a groundhog predicts a longer winter or early spring based on whether or not it sees its’ shadow but the wildlife centre has created a NEW Tradition with Wyn.
By raising WYN and being familiar with her winter behaviors staff feel they’re able to better predict how long it will be until spring , calling the familiarity a more accurate predictor of future weather than using shadows.
The public will see WYN just after 9am at Fort Whyte Alive with a prediction slated for 930 am . Tradition or not you can bet WYN will be the one who gets total coverage in the news. Thanks to Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for the difference they make with medical care to injured and orphaned wildlife in Manitoba. Learn more about their efforts at www.pwildlife.ca