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All the bears in the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre now have names.
Aurora was the name given to the 11-month-old orphaned cub that came to Winnipeg Oct. 28. The name was chosen by students in Churchill.
"The students at the Duke of Marlborough also named Storm, the three-year-old male bear that recently came to the Zoo from Churchill," said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, in a release. "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."
The name was chosen by a "name the bear" contest, with a selection committee choosing the winning name.
Aurora was chosen by Grade 2 students Avery Finlay and Aurura McDonald "because in Churchill we have a lot of Northern Lights — Aurora Borealis. Aurora is a perfect name for our polar bear," the release stated.