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How Hudson got his Name

The world was VERY involved in the naming of this little boy. With almost 40,000 participants in the 'Name the Cub 'contest, the 'best' name rose to the top and that is how "Hudson" became the chosen one!

After a precarious start when he was born early on October 11, 2011, Hudson is a great ambassador for Canada's majestic Arctic species in need of public education and support. The 'Name the Polar Bear Cub Contest' presented by Coca Cola consisted of name suggestions entered online or at the Zoo's Facebook page from February 3 to March 16, 2012. Then from March 17 to 28, 2012, participants voted online for one of the top five names. Once the votes were tallied, "Hudson" emerged as the most popular name among our polar bear fans. The name was officially announced to public on March 31, 2012.