The Assiniboine Park Zoo will be getting a new polar bear named Hudson, a 15-month-old from the Toronto Zoo. Assiniboine Park Zoo has been without a polar bear since Debby died in 2008 at the age of 42.
Hudson will reside in a new $26-million Journey to Churchill exhibit which is set to open in 2014. It’s 20 times larger than the old polar bear exhibit and include underwater and above-ground viewing opportunities. [CBC]