Polar bear cub born at Columbus Zoo on Thanksgiving Day

Polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced a polar bear cub was born on Thanksgiving Day to mother Aurora and father Lee.

The zoo said the cub was born at 12:43 a.m.

The animal care team said that Aurora is being an attentive mother to her new cub, who has been observed nursing.

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The zoo said Aurora and her cub will remain in their private denning area behind the scenes until Spring.

Aurora has previously given birth to three litters, consisting of three other surviving cubs.

Her first cub, Nora, who now lives at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, was born on November 6, 2015.

On November 14, 2016, Aurora then gave birth to twins, female, Neva, and male, Nuniq.

Neva now lives at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with her half-sister, Amelia Gray (who was born the same year to Anana), and Nuniq lives at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Wisconsin.

The cub is the first to be sired by Lee, who arrived at the zoo from the Denver Zoo on November 7, 2018.

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