Name:  Kaska (female)

Born: 2012 in the wild

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

Siblings: None known

Current location: Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Montana, Canada

History of captivity:

  1. Rescued in the vicinity of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
  2. Arrived at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, part of the Assiniboine Park Zoo on 19 November 2013

Progeny: None

Additional Information

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.

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Page updated 13 February 2021