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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  • wolfieland
    wolfielandThursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:37 am
    aw! I can watch the video all day
    • horse123456
      horse123456Friday, February 12, 2021 at 6:07 am
      I'm homeschooled and I'm doing a project on polar bears
    • kittylover111
      kittylover111Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:27 am
      AWWWW! Polar bears are super cute!
      • jkbear
        jkbearTuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm
        so cute
        • fox1568
          fox1568Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:08 am
          so cute
          • blacklives
            blacklivesSaturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:21 pm
            They didnt have a polar bear dont judge Xd lol
            • canine
              canineWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm
              it reminds me of my dog when she was a puppy
              • canine
                canineWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm
                soooo cute sooo adorable
                • .AnnynamusFriday, September 20, 2019 at 5:36 am
                  SOOO CUTE!! But I couldn't watch the videos
                  • some one Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:28 am
                    sooo cute ❤💕😜