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Sun, Feb-07-2016 06:49:50

Polar bear cub ambassador for climate change

An adorable polar bear cub is drawing attention to a serious problem by warming hearts on the Internet. On Friday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, shared video highlights of her first 83 days of her life at the zoo – eating, sleeping, playing and cuddling with her own stuffed teddy bear. Staff also revealed her name: Nora. “Everyone here is very excited not only about the birth of Nora but now that she has a name. All of the names that were up for a vote were chosen by zoo staff, and then we left it to the rest of the world to help us name her,” Carrie Pratt, curator of the zoo’s North America and Polar Frontier regions, said in an interview with Yahoo News. Nora is a blend of her parents’ names: Nanuq and Aurora. The other options were Kaya, Sakari and Desna.