The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo announced Monday that six-year-old Baffin and seven-year-old Siku are now enjoying their new surroundings.
Both bears were orphaned and less than a year old when they were transferred to the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at Assiniboine Park Zoo. In both cases, the young bears were observed wandering alone in the Churchill area and confirmed to be orphaned before conservation officers intervened.
The new Wild Canada zone at Calgary Zoo is expected to open on December 1, at which time the public can visit the bears once again.
BIG news! ‘Baffin’ & ‘Siku’ have arrived thanks to our Official Polar Bear Transport Partner, WestJet Cargo. ??
With their high standards for transport, we knew our precious cargo was in good hands. Find yourself in their world when Wild Canada opens December 1s.#YourZooYYC pic.twitter.com/EnilMMxf2U
— Calgary Zoo (@calgaryzoo) October 16, 2023