Photo by Gram S. Jones

Help Pick a Name for the Columbus Zoo Polar Bear Cub

The Columbus Zoo has invited members of the public to help choose a name for their adorable polar bear cub. The female polar bear was born November 6, 2015 to mother Aurora. You can select your favorite of four possible names on the Columbus Zoo’s website.

Photo by Gram S. Jones

Photo by Gram S. Jones

Tom Stalf , the president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo, said, “this rare birth is special not just for the Columbus Zoo community, but for people around the globe. For that reason, we wanted to invite all of this cub’s fans to be a part of her identity.”

Photo by Gram S. Jones

Photo by Gram S. Jones

Animal care staff at the Columbus Zoo selected the following names as finalists:

  • Desna, an Inuit name meaning “boss”
  • Kaya, a native American name meaning “little but wise”
  • Nora, a blending of the cub’s parents’ names: Nanuq and Aurora
  • Sakari, an Inuit name meaning “sweet”
Photo by Gram S. Jones

Photo by Gram S. Jones

Voting will be open until February 3, and the name with the most votes will be revealed February 5. We can’t wait to see what this adorable polar bear is named!




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