Star (Assiniboine Park Zoo)

Name:  Star (female)

Born: 2013 in the wild

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

Siblings: Blizzard (deceased)

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

History of captivity:

  1. Rescued from the Canadian Arctic 2014
  2. Arrived at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, part of the Assiniboine Park Zoo on 27 September 2014

Progeny: None

Additional Information

Star and her sibling Blizzard were spotted by helicopter along the Hudson Bay coastline, near Churchill and not far from a well-known denning area. Despite an extensive search, efforts to find the cubs’ mother were unsuccessful.

Blizzard died in the Assiniboine Park in January 2019.  See article dated 29 January 2019 (opens in new window).

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Page updated 10 July 2019

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