Henry was born in captivity on May 9, 2013 in Australia and is the youngest bear in our care. He stayed with his mother until he was two, at which time she started to push him away, as would happen in the wild. He came to the Habitat in 2015 and saw snow for the first time.
Henry is still considered a sub-adult male, and his hormone levels have been studied since his arrival at the Habitat. This will help researchers understand fluctuations in hormone levels as polar bears reach sexual maturity.
Henry actively seeks out the company of Inukshuk and Ganuk, and he can often be seen encouraging them to spar with him. Henry is the bear most likely to swim on our coldest days, and he often enters pools bum first.
Watch Henry live on our webcams – best viewing times 8am-5pm – Henry can usually be found in our Arctic or Baffin enclosures with Ganuk or Inukshuk.