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 attraction, a 4-month-old polar bear cub.

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

The club's mascot — a brown bear — presented a ball with the cub's name at the zoo. Then mother, Tonja, and daughter gamboled into the enclosure to the delight of the assembled photographers.

Hertha played ball for the cameras, literally, 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 in 2011 at age 4. Several cubs born since failed to reach maturity.

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween78/berlin-zoo-unveils-name-latest-polar-bear-cub/

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What would you name a polar bear cub? Why would you choose that name?
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COMMENTS (20)
  • DiamonteA-bad1
    10/08/2019 - 09:05 a.m.

    I whould name it blizzard if it was a boy or snowy if its a girl that’s because the cooler

  • JaheimJ-bad1
    10/08/2019 - 09:07 a.m.

    I would name a polar bear cub Fluffy, because it’s white and and it’s fur is fluffy.

  • UW-bad1
    10/08/2019 - 09:08 a.m.

    What well i name a polar bear club?what i well name it is blue if it had blue eyes if it don’t i well name it show cause is like cold and like snow that why.

  • DeontaeJ-bad
    10/08/2019 - 09:09 a.m.

    I would choose tae because that’s my nick name .

  • MiracleW-bad3
    10/08/2019 - 09:11 a.m.

    I would name the polar bear cub snow because its white and it live in the winter

  • LatoyaH-bad1
    10/08/2019 - 09:15 a.m.

    Fluffy because he might be white and just nice to cuddle with and this is why i will call him fluffy

  • SaMeN-bad
    10/08/2019 - 09:16 a.m.

    I would name the polar bear cub fluffy because polar bears look like they have soft fur and their cute.

  • GiovaniM-bad
    10/08/2019 - 03:54 p.m.

    I would name him Bobby.

  • sadiel-lew
    11/06/2019 - 12:59 p.m.

    I would name my polar bear, BB short for big bear because polar bears are huge!

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