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Popular polar cubs finally get names

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 - 01:03

Apr. 8 - Twin polar bear cubs born at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany three weeks ago have been officially ''christened'' ''Nobby'' and ''Nela''. Jeanne Yurman reports.

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Roughly three weeks ago two polar bear cubs were introduced to the public at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany. Crowds were thrilled for their arrival but have been waiting anxiously to learn the names of the twin ivory bundles of fur. The wait is finally over. The female cub is now Nela (Nelluh) and the male is Nobby. But it wasn't the staff at the zoo who chose those names. Instead selection of the bears' monikers was done in an unusual way explains Zookeeper, Helmut Kern. ZOOKEEPER, HELMUT KERN, SAYING (English): "How did we come up with these names? We didn't. We have godparents, one for each bear which we are happy about. They have adopted them so they thought about names and they decided in the end what the two would be named." Nela and Nobby arrived on December 9th last year, born to their mother Giovanna, an eight-year-old polar bear. The cubs' 14-year-old father Yoghi, resides further south in a zoo in Stuttgart. system.scripts.

Popular polar cubs finally get names

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 - 01:03

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