Name: Star (female)
Born: 2013 in the wild
Siblings: Blizzard (deceased)
Current location: Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg, Montana, Canada
History of captivity:
- Rescued from the Canadian Arctic 2014
- Arrived at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, part of the Assiniboine Park Zoo on 27 September 2014
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).
Page updated 13 February 2021