Auf der Homepage vom Assiniboine Park Zoo steht die Nachricht, dass Humphrey in Kürze vom Toronto Zoo in den Assiniboine Park Zoo / Winnipeg umzieht.
ZitatFor immediate release: Winnipeg, February 4, 2015
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is excited to announce that Humphrey, a 15 month old polar bear cub from the Toronto Zoo, will soon be calling Winnipeg home. Humphrey is little brother to Hudson, who also came to the Assiniboine Park Zoo from Toronto and was the first polar bear to live at the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (IPBCC)
Born at the Toronto Zoo on November 9, 2013, Humphrey, like his older brother, was the only surviving cub in a litter of three and was closely monitored and cared for 24 hours a day in the early stages of his life. The move to Assiniboine Park Zoo marks the next step in Humphrey’s life as he grows and matures into an adult male polar bear.
“This is very exciting news for us here at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and we are thrilled to welcome Humphrey and have him join our other polar bears in the Journey to Churchill exhibit,” said Dr . Brian Joseph, Director of Zoological Operations at Assiniboine Park Zoo. “He’s just as lovable as his older brother Hudson and we can’t wait for the community to meet him.”
Humphrey will travel to Winnipeg in the next couple of weeks and will then make his temporary home at the Zoo’s International Polar Bear Conservation Centre with cubs Blizzard and Star. In time, the three will be introduced to each other and will then move into the Journey to Churchill exhibit with the Zoo’s other polar bears Hudson, Storm, Aurora and Kaska
As polar bears are extremely active in the cold and snow, Humphrey’s arrival comes as visitors have been enjoying the Zoo this winter in record numbers. At this time no date has been confirmed for when Humphrey will arrive in Winnipeg and be on exhibit to the public.
More information will be made available as details are confirmed.