Columbus Zoo reveals name for polar bear cub: Nora

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)–The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced that “Nora” was the winning name for the new Polar bear cub.

Nora, is a blend of her parents’ names (Nanuq and Aurora).

She cub was born on Nov. 6. Her twin died shortly after birth. She has been hand-reared since her mother began neglecting her.

The Zoo says she receives around-the-clock care and is fed every 4 hours.

The other names that were being considered for Nora:

  • Desna, an Inuit name meaning “boss”
  • Kaya, a native American name meaning “little but wise”
  • Sakari, an Inuit name meaning “sweet” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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