Blizzard + Star
Blizzard (male) and Star (female) were transferred to the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre in September 2014 when they were approximately one year old. The siblings were spotted by helicopter along the Hudson Bay coastline, not far from a well-known denning area. Despite an extensive search, efforts to find the cubs’ mother were unsuccessful. Without her protection and the necessary survival skills, the cubs had no chance of survival. Name suggestions for each cub were provided by schools from the area where they were found (Gillam School, George Saunders Memorial School, and Fox Lake School). The winning names were selected through an online Facebook poll. Blizzard, Blizzard, Star and Humphrey moved into the Journey to Churchill in the fall of 2015.