Name: Nelson (male)
Born: November 2003 in the wild
Siblings: Male twin, Hudson (also at Sea World, Gold Coast)
Current location: Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
History of captivity:
- 18 May 2004 captured in the wild and taken to Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien in Quebec.
- Transferred to Gold Coast 22 November 2004.
Progeny: Henry (male) born 09 May 2013, Sea World, Gold Coast.
Nelson’s and his twin Hudson’s mother was killed after “interactions” with humans; apparently posing a threat to a Canadian township. At the time the two cubs were around six months old and would not have survived in the wild without their mother. The two bears were flown from Quebec to Brisbane in November 2004 when they were around one year old.
Page updated 02 June 2019