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Toronto Polar Bear Cub Reveals His Own Name, Melts Hearts: VIDEO


The Toronto Zoo's polar bear cub has become a regular guest to our site. We've watched him take his first steps, and we've seen him interact with snow for the first time.  Now we will finally be able to call him by name. After 14,000 people voted, the polar bear himself was charged with revealing the winning title, and the results were adorably prolonged!

Let's give a big warm welcome to ___________, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. He's to cute! :-)

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Mar 6, 2014 3:09:51 PM

  2. We love Humphrey!

    Posted by: Marc | Mar 6, 2014 3:10:29 PM

  3. Adorable. And just think, when he gets a little bigger he'll be able to use one paw to tear your human head off your neck.

    Simply adorable.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 6, 2014 3:14:32 PM

  4. "Adorably prolonged" is exactly right and very cute itself. Thank you Joseph.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 6, 2014 3:19:35 PM

  5. Derrick: that's typical of rough trade.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 6, 2014 3:35:44 PM

  6. That was more cute than I could handle today.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Mar 6, 2014 3:36:46 PM

  7. Eskimos kill 600 polar bears a year.
    "Climate Change" has yet to claim a definitive victim.

    Posted by: enchantra | Mar 6, 2014 3:39:54 PM

  8. Adorable is right! Animals are the best!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Mar 6, 2014 3:59:36 PM

  9. ""Climate Change" has yet to claim a definitive victim."

    First of all, you are wrong. In 2004, biologists discovered four drowned polar bears in the Beaufort Sea. They attributed the drowning to a combination of retreating ice and rougher seas.

    Secondly, that's not how global warming actually works. It's not like a record heat wave is going to one day kill polar bears and leave their remains scattered across the arctic. Melting sea ice is reducing the amount of polar bear habitat, which means they reproduce less. Fewer babies means fewer bears. The decline in polar bears will happen over generations. The Hudson Bay population is already down more than 20 percent.

    And no, I don't expect you anti-science types to actually pay attention to these facts.

    Posted by: crispy | Mar 6, 2014 4:17:09 PM

  10. Go u bears

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Mar 6, 2014 4:37:03 PM

  11. @ "Derrick: that's typical of rough trade."

    You are absolutely correct, ANON. And that's why I keep my 55 year old azz in house. I am not going out to hunt for (or lure) rough trade at night ever again. You'll never hear me singing Patsy Cline,

    " I go out walkin' after midnight--out in the moonlight...just a hopin' you will be somewhere a walkin' after midnight searchin' for me'eeee"

    LOL...and what the does cruising trade have to do with that adorable little bear? LOL

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 6, 2014 4:41:12 PM

  12. Crispy, I hate to break to you babe, but the "Polar bears drowning due to global warming" is a steaming pile of doody. It's explained here:

    So you have a myth, born of a speculation whereas I have some actual numbers of bears killed by people. I win.

    Posted by: enchantra | Mar 7, 2014 2:43:15 AM

  13. too darned cute and funny
    Humphrey is a wonderful name

    Posted by: lg | Mar 7, 2014 4:05:17 AM

  14. Enchantra - do you have facts to back up your claim?

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 7, 2014 8:38:01 AM

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