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.”