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PHOTOS: Young polar bear Humphrey arrives in Winnipeg from Toronto

WINNIPEG – The Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomed its seventh polar bear this weekend.

Humphrey, a 16-month-old bear who was born at the Toronto Zoo, arrived in Winnipeg at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

The bear is currently living at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at the zoo for a 30-day quarantine period. Visitors to the zoo can view him in the IPBCC exhibit area; the zoo’s other six bears are housed in the expansive Journey to Churchill exhibit that opened at the zoo last year.

Humphrey the polar bear is getting used to his new surroundings at the Assiniboine Park Zoo after arriving on Saturday from Toronto.
Humphrey the polar bear is getting used to his new surroundings at the Assiniboine Park Zoo after arriving on Saturday from Toronto. Rudi Pawlychyn / Global News
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Humphrey explores his new space at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Assiniboine Park Zoo handout
Humphrey Assiniboine Park Zoo polar bear
Humphrey will spend 30 days in quarantine at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre before meeting other bears that live in the Journey to Churchill exhibit. Assiniboine Park Zoo handout
Humphrey the polar bear at his previous home at the Toronto Zoo.
Humphrey the polar bear at his previous home at the Toronto Zoo. Toronto Zoo/Instagram
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Humphrey swims at the Toronto Zoo. Assiniboine Park Zoo
Humphrey Toronto Zoo
Humphrey lived at the Toronto Zoo before his transfer to Winnipeg. Assiniboine Park Zoo

“Humphrey arrived safe and sound and is adjusting to his new surroundings,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations. “All signs indicate that he is in good spirits and it will be a smooth transition as he is slowly introduced to the other polar bears.”

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Humphrey already has a connection to Winnipeg – he’s the brother of Hudson, the first polar bear to inhabit the new Journey to Churchill exhibit.