Hudson was born at the Toronto Zoo on October 11, 2011. Tragically, his mother Aurora rejected her cubs shortly after birth. Zoo staff quickly intervened and rescued the two surviving cubs. Less than 24 hours later, one cub sadly succumbed to injuries sustained, leaving one male cub surviving. This little newborn cub weathered through some close calls, but with a healthy appetite and a strong sense of will, little Hudson survived and thrived. Hudson was transferred to the Assiniboine Park Zoo in January 2013 when he was 15 months old and made his public debut on Valentine's Day. With his playful antics and curious nature, “Hudson the ham” has become one of the Zoo's stars! Though he was raised by people, he has adjusted to life as a bear thanks to successful introductions to the Zoo's other polar bears. He moved into the Journey to Churchill exhibit in July 2014.