Toronto Zoo wants help to name its polar bear cub

The Toronto Zoo polar bear cub born in November 2013 is seen in a framegrab from video of its first...

The Toronto Zoo polar bear cub born in November 2013 is seen in a framegrab from video of its first steps Jan. 6, 2014.

Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

TORONTO - The Toronto Zoo is asking for help in choosing a name for its lone surviving polar bear cub.

Zoo officials are inviting the public to vote on six names chosen by staff for its cub, which was born on Nov. 9 and removed from the care of its mother following the death of its two “litter mates” within the first 48 hours of their birth.

The zoo-loving public will have the chance to vote on six names:

- Humphrey, or “peaceful warrior.”
- Orson, which in its Latin origin means “bear.”
- James, which the zoo is taking from James Bay and to go with the name of the cub’s older brother, Hudson.
- Lorek, from the movie Golden Compass and associated with “victory.”
- Searik, which is “Inuit for beautiful.”
- Stirling, which stands for “genuine, high quality” and “pure.”


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