Inukshuk was wild born in Northern Ontario, during the winter of 2002/2003. He was orphaned when he was just a few months old. After living at a few different facilities and fathering five offspring – Ganuk, Taiga, Hudson, Humphrey, and Juno – Inukshuk has been living at the Habitat part-time since 2012 and full-time since 2016.
Inukshuk is a characteristic full-grown male – he has long guard hairs on his forelegs, a wide neck, and significant muscle development on his head.
He scrunches his nose to the side and is the only bear who seems happy to eat beaver (although our contacts in Fort Severn have seen polar bears in that area eating beaver).
In a 2014 study, Inukshuk had the highest urinary concentrations of all North American polar bears studied.
Watch Inukshuk live on our webcams – best viewing times 8am-5pm – Inukshuk can usually be found in our Arctic or Baffin enclosures.