Name picked for baby polar bear
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A polar bear cub plays at the Toronto Zoo in this recent handout photo. Four months after his birth, the cub finally has a name - "Humphrey." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Zoo
Four months after his birth, a polar bear cub at the Toronto Zoo finally has a name — "Humphrey."
The name was announced Thursday morning following votes submitted by more than 14,000 people in a "Name the Cub" contest at the zoo.
There were six names to choose from in balloting conducted from Feb. 11 through March 3 — Humphrey, James, Lorek, Orson, Searik and Stirling.
“Humphrey” has also been given an additional Inuit name — “Piujuq” (Piu), meaning “good and nice.”
The cub will be formally documented as Humphrey Piujuq in the official registry at the zoo.
Humphrey lives with three adult polar bears at the zoo: his mother Aurora, father Inukshuk and aunt Nikita.
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