Kaska (Assiniboine Park Zoo)
Name: Kaska (female)
Born: 2012 in the wild
Siblings: None known
Current location: Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Montana, Canada
History of captivity:
- Rescued in the vicinity of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
- Arrived at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, part of the Assiniboine Park Zoo on 19 November 2013
Kaska was orphaned when her mother was killed in November 2013 during a search for another bear that had attacked two people in Churchill.
The name Kaska comes from the the Kaskatamagan Wildlife Management Area, situated in the York Factory First Nation Resource Management Area and in the traditional territory of the Shamattawa First Nation.
Below is a video of Kaska posted by the Zoo on 16 January 2014.