May 27, 2015


Churchill students name bear Aurora

THE newest polar bear at the Assiniboine Park Zoo finally has a name.

The zoo announced Wednesday the 11-month-old female cub will be known as Aurora. According to officials, the name was chosen by Grade 2 students Avery Finlay and Aurura McDonald following a naming contest held at Duke of Marlborough School in Churchill.

A glass of wine and Aurora will be set.


A glass of wine and Aurora will be set.

"The students at (Duke) also named Storm, the three-year-old male bear that recently came to the zoo from Churchill. It was such a wonderful experience for everyone involved, it only made sense to have them select the name for the newest cub, as well," said Brian Joseph, zoological director.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 14, 2013 A8

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