Vernon and North Okanagan
Lumby's pole-bear cub has a new name
Oct 16, 2013 / 1:28 pm
The results are in and the Northern Lights Society has chosen 'Polaris' as the name for Lumby's now infamous electrical pole climbing bear.
Castanet readers sent in a whopping 24 name suggestions totally over $700 in donations to the wildlife society in Smithers that Polaris will call home for the winter.
Here is winning name contributor Marianne Leimert entry:
"I suggest the bear should be named "Polaris"...She was on a pole, is now at the Northern Lights refuge and is a bright star, just like Polaris, the brightest star in Ursa Minor, also known as Little Bear."
North Lights Society Director Tanja Landry is ecstatic over her new name.
"Polaris is a unique name for such a special little bear!" writes Landry. "It’s a great name and one that no bear has ever had at the shelter.."
Thanks to all who entered and donated to the Northern Lights Castanet Name The Bear Contest. Leimert also get's $50 from Castanet, for her winning entry.
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