Video Of The Week — Adorable Polar Bear Cub Nora Chills Out At The Oregon Zoo


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Photo Credit: Columbus Zoo

Nora, the polar bear born to Columbus Zoo residents Nanuq and Aurora, has captivated the world since her birth on November 6. She is after all, the only polar bear born at the zoo to survive beyond the first few weeks, in twenty-eight years.

While Nora, who now weighs a healthy 175 pounds, has thrived in Ohio, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan recommended she be moved to the Oregon Zoo this fall. The experts think that Aurora and Anna, Columbus Zoo’s female polar bears, may be getting ready to have another cub. Since would-be polar bear mothers require calm and quiet, Nora’s presence could prove disruptive. Also, they hope that the lively young cub will provide company for Tasul, Oregon Zoo’s resident polar bear, who recently lost his brother Conrad to old age.

Nora chilling in Oregon (Photo Credit: Oregon Zoo)

Although a big move like this would be traumatic for some, Nora appears to be settling in fine in her new home. In a recently released video, the 11-month-old cub is having the time of her life, frolicking in a small plastic bathtub filled with ice cubes and playing with toys in her personal swimming pool.


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  • cutieevie
    cutieevieabout 1 month
    Polar bears are so cute I could hug the cub
    • darklight_rp
      darklight_rp2 months
      • wolfy_blue
        wolfy_blue6 months
        aw! I can watch the video all day
        • horse123456
          horse1234567 months
          I'm homeschooled and I'm doing a project on polar bears
        • kittylover111
          AWWWW! Polar bears are super cute!
          • jkbear
            jkbear10 months
            so cute
            • fox1568
              fox156812 months
              so cute
              • blacklives
                blacklivesabout 1 year
                They didnt have a polar bear dont judge Xd lol
                • canine
                  caninealmost 2 years
                  it reminds me of my dog when she was a puppy
                  • canine
                    caninealmost 2 years
                    soooo cute sooo adorable