Berlin zoo unveils name of latest polar bear cub
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 unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star. The star is a 4-month-old polar bear cub.

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

The club's mascot is a brown bear. The team presented a ball with the cub's name at the zoo. Then mother, Tonja, and daughter ran into the enclosure. That delighted the assembled photographers.

Hertha played ball for the cameras before accidentally kicking it into the deep end of the moat. In a display of motherly love, Tonja retrieved the ball.

Berlin's last celebrity polar bear was Knut. He died prematurely from illness. That was in 2011. He was 4. Several cubs born since 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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  • AthenaY-dec
    5/23/2019 - 08:03 a.m.

    I would name my polar bear cub snowball because how fluffy and how white they are. That's what I would call my polar bear cub.

  • LeviD-dec
    5/23/2019 - 08:16 a.m.

    If the polar bear is a boy, I would name it Choco, because the skin of a polar bear is black. If its a girl I would name it Cristaline, because the fur of a polar bear is actually clear, the white actually comes from the light bouncing of the clear hairs.

  • BelaggioC-dec
    5/23/2019 - 12:28 p.m.

    I would name the cub Bubby because polar bears look chubby.

  • AsiaG-dec
    5/23/2019 - 12:29 p.m.

    I would name my little cub Prince, because when we got my puppy we named her Princess and we had to get rid of her when she was only 9 months old because she was just to wild and crazy so that’s why I would name my baby cub Prince.

  • RyleighE-dec
    5/23/2019 - 12:43 p.m.

    I i had a polar bear i would name it axle i think you spell it.I would name him axle because once my dog dies we are getting a chocolate lad named axle. so that is why i would name him that.

  • AzlynnB-dec
    5/23/2019 - 12:51 p.m.

    The bear is so cute and to hear it was playing with a ball is adorable.

  • KlaytonG-dec
    5/24/2019 - 07:57 a.m.

    I would name it it Jake because his nickname is polar bear

  • DannyS-dec
    5/24/2019 - 08:26 a.m.

    The bear should taken care of very often so she can reach maturity

  • SabastianM-dec
    5/24/2019 - 10:55 a.m.

    I think it’s cool that Heartha was named after the German capitals eponymous top league soccer club. It is also a very unique name.

  • PaigeM-dec
    5/24/2019 - 11:44 a.m.

    I would name a polar bear cub Ice because I think that that’s a cool name for a polar bear.

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