Sea World has this morning revealed the name of their adorable new Polar Bear cub.
It comes after a public vote between four different options – Mishka (Little Bear), Nukka (Little Sister), Arina (Peace), and Katya (Pure), all of which pay homage to her mum, Liya’s Russian and dad, Hudson’s Inuit heritage.
And the lucky winner is… Mishka!
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Polar Bear Shores Supervisor, Tacha Mulligan said the team was overwhelmed by the response to the naming competition and they are thrilled with the name Mishka.
“Mishka is a great name for the adorable little cub as it has heritage in both the Russian and Inuit cultures which ties in nicely to her parents Liya and Hudson,” she said.
“The cub is becoming quite the inquisitive little bear and the name Mishka really suits her personality which is starting to be displayed as she explores her home at Polar Bear Shores.
Sea World said the three-and-a-half month old cub is doing really well and is continuing to grow in size and confidence under the watchful eye of Liya.
“She is continuing to grow significantly in size and is enjoying exploring Cub Kindy where she spends her time with mum interacting with solid foods, toys and playing in the ice,” Ms Mulligan said.
“Her strength has also developed to a stage where we expect she will make her public debut in the coming weeks, though this will be determined by mum Liya when she thinks the cub is ready.”