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A eleven-month-old female polar bear cub settles in at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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A eleven-month-old female polar bear cub settles in at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is proudly showing off photos of its newest polar bear.

A eleven-month-old female cub, orphaned after its mother was shot and killed in Churchill on Nov. 1, has arrived at the zoo’s International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

Pictures of the cub were released this morning.

"The bear is adjusting well to her new surroundings at the IPBCC," said Dr. Brian Joseph, Assiniboine Park Zoo director of zoological operations. "She’s a young cub and in good health so we anticipate that she’ll make a smooth transition as she adapts to life at the Assiniboine Park Zoo."

The new cub joins Hudson, a two-year-old male, Storm, a three-year-old male, and Aurora, an 11-month-old female as the fourth polar bear to make her temporary home at the IPBCC until they move into the Journey to Churchill exhibit this summer. Assiniboine Park Zoo is working with northern communities to name the new bear.

There will be a minimum 30-day quarantine period as she adapts to her new surroundings, and is not on exhibit.

 

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