There is a new baby at the Toronto zoo! It is a baby polar bear! On Saturday November 9th,2013, a female polar bear gave birth to three cubs. Sadly two cubs did not survive the first 48 hours. Thankfully one cub did. After a couple of days the zoo staff discovered that the cub was not strong or not moving as strongly as a regular cub so they decided to take the cub away from its mother, and move it to the zoo’s “Intensive care unit.” The zoo’s animal care experts took care of the cub feeding it 7 times a day, and taking tests to help it build up its strength. The polar bear cub crossed many milestones, and is growing stronger each day. It learned to purr, crawl, roll over, and even stand on all four legs.
In the last 3 months, the cub has grown much larger, and has been introduced to indoor and outdoor snow. Zoo keepers have also installed an air conditioner to keep the cub cool and give it the feeling that it is in its own habitat.
After a big decision the cub has been named”Humphrey.””Humphrey” has also been given an Inuit name “Piujuq” which means good and nice. The baby polar bear has been a new excitement at the Toronto zoo for the zoo staffs and visitors. It is always fun to have a baby animal around at the zoo. But now “Humphrey” has been put in the display where everyone can see him. I wonder how he feels. All these strange eyes staring at him, shouts and screams of children, all the attention on him. Well I wonder how it would feel to be an animal, specifically a zoo animal.
So now the polar bear cub named “Humphrey” has joined the Toronto zoo, triggering a lot of excitement, so if you get the time, go check him out!