With his final veterinary examination complete, Henry continues his new adventures as he explores the beautiful Ontario outdoors.
Henry’s new home is situated on five acres of northern Ontario terrain, including forests and lakes, with access to three state of the art enclosures, equipped with a water source to cool off, trees, rocks and natural vegetation.
This week, Henry has even experienced fresh snowfall. That’s right, our playful polar bear is embracing Canada’s beautiful cool temperatures and winter weather. Not only have we caught some great snaps of him rolling about in this recent light dusting of snow, but the Cochrane team have been feeding and training out in this weather as he adapts to the cool temperatures. And don’t worry, they’ve let us know, there’ll be plenty more to come.
The bear keepers are also making sure Henry feels right at home. He’s being spoilt with special treats, including seal oil, custard and strawberry ice cream.
The Cochrane bear habitat is the only facility in the world dedicated to Polar bears, providing Henry with the best care to further his development. Despite moving to the Cochrane facility, Henry will remain a part of Sea World’s Polar bear population, and our dedicated Polar bear team will continue to have an integral role in his ongoing care.
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From the ancient cave bears evolved the Brown bear; Ursus arctos, the American black bear; Ursus americanus and the Asiatic black bear; Selenarctos thibetanus. From the Brown bear evolved the newest species of bear (only 20,000 years old) the Polar bear; Ursus maritimus. The Polar bear is the heaviest, weighing up to 680 kilograms but its narrow silhouette, well adapted for swimming, make it appear smaller than the longer and more robust brown bear. Males of all bear species are usually larger than the female, sometimes as much as 50% larger.