Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub The polar bear cub Hertha plays with a ball of soccer club Hertha BSC, after the announcing of her name, at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub
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It's Hertha.

Berlin's Tierpark zoo has shared the name of its new star. The news was much-anticipated. The star is a polar bear cub. She is 4 months old. 

Hertha was born on Dec. 1. She is named after the German capital's eponymous top league soccer club. The club is sponsoring the animal.

The club's mascot is a brown bear. It presented a ball. It had the cub's name on it. That happened at the zoo. The cub's mother is Tonja. She and her daughter ran into the enclosure. That delighted the assembled photographers.

Hertha played ball for the cameras. She accidentally kicked it into the deep end of the moat. Tonja retrieved the ball. It was a display of motherly love. 

Berlin's last celebrity polar bear was Knut. He died prematurely. He died from an illness. That was in 2011. He was 4. Several cubs have been born since. They failed to reach maturity.

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What would you name a polar bear cub? Why would you choose that name?
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COMMENTS (38)
  • MarleyM-
    5/22/2019 - 02:41 p.m.

    What would you name a polar bear cub? I would name it Bob because that is what I would name a polar bear cub. I would choose that name because I love that name and the first kid I have I am going to name it Bob.

  • JacobS-dec
    5/23/2019 - 10:58 a.m.

    Polar bears are so cool. There fur is actually clear but it look shut because of the snow

  • LeeG-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:07 a.m.

    I will name the polar bear cub

  • NguyenV-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:10 a.m.

    The polar bear cub name is star because the polar bear cub is small and light.

  • ParkC-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:11 a.m.

    l will name my poar bear cub snow because poar bear white and i like snow.

  • ChoiS-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:13 a.m.

    I would my polar bear name white
























  • KimS-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:14 a.m.

    I would name my polar bear cub snow.Bcause the polar bear color is white and snow is white too.

  • BuiD-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:15 a.m.

    i would name it ronalsi beacuse i like the two of them

  • PhanG-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:16 a.m.

    I want to name the polar is Campus beacause is name of my book

  • DuongT-eri
    8/22/2019 - 03:17 a.m.

    i will respect the cub of polar bear and maybe i can make a name for it to.

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