Humphrey, aged 15 months in Toronto Zoo (Toronto Zoo)

Name:  Humphrey (male)

Born: 9 November 2013 in Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada

Mother: Aurora

Father: Inukshuk

Siblings: Humphrey was a triplet but his two siblings did not survive.  He has a brother, Hudson born 2011 and a sister, Juno born 2015

Current location: Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity at Toronto Zoo
  2. Transferred to Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 7 March 2015
  3. Returned to Toronto Zoo 12 October 2016

Progeny: None

Additional Information

After the death of his two siblings, Humphrey was taken away from his mother Aurora and raised by Toronto Zoo staff.

Toronto Zoo’s story of Humphrey’s first year of life can be read here (opens in new window)

An article on Humphrey’s transfer to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg is here (opens in new window).

Article on Humphrey’s return to Toronto in 2016 (opens in new window)

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Page updated 11 August 2019

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