Hudson aged 14 months (Onion – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Name:  Hudson(male)

Born:  11 October 2011 in Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada

Mother:  Aurora

Father:  Inukshuk

Siblings:  Humphrey (male) born 2013 (Humphrey’s two siblings did not survive), Juno (female) born 2015 (Juno’s twin did not survive).

Current location: Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity in Toronto Zoo 11 October 2011
  2. Transferred to Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Manitoba 29 November 2013
  3. Returned to Toronto Zoo 12 October 2016

Progeny:  None

Additional Information

Hudson’s mother, Aurora, rejected him and his two siblings shortly after birth.  One cub was died immediately and the remaining pair were removed by Zoo staff. Within 24 hours a second cub died from its injuries.    Hudson was then hand reared by the staff until February 2012 when he moved into the Zoo’s Tundra Trek enclosure.

The video below was published by the Zoo on 3 February 2012 and shows Hudson aged three months.

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Page updated 13 February 2021