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”