Zoo reveals name for abandoned polar bear cub: Nora

(Courtesy: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium )

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).

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

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”


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