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 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.”
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.