Taiga (Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat)

Name:  Taiga(male)

Born: 30 November 2009 in Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien, Saint-Félicien, Quebec, Canada

Died: 21 January 2020 in Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada

Mother: Aisaqvak

Father: Inukshuk

Siblings: Ganuk (female – twin) & Kinuk (half-sibling) (male) born November 2018 to Aisaqvak in Saint-Félicien, Quebec

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity Saint-Félicien, Quebec , Canada 30 November 2009
  2. Transferred to Aquarium du Québec, Sainte-Foy 16 November 2011
  3. Tansferred to Cochrane 27 February 2019
  4. Died in Cochrane 21 January 2020

Progeny: None

Additional Information

Taiga is the Russian word for the boreal forest.

Taiga was staying temporarily at Cochrane whilst the habitat at Aquarium du Québec, Sainte-Foy was being and modernised.  The death was sudden and unexpected and no cause of death has yet been published.  You  can read more here (opens in new window).

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Page updated 02 February 2020