Humphrey plays at the Toronto Zoo in this recent handout photo.

Humphrey plays at the Toronto Zoo in this recent handout photo.

’Humphrey’ selected as name for baby polar bear at Toronto Zoo

Four months after his birth, a polar bear cub at the Toronto Zoo finally has a name — “Humphrey.”

TORONTO — Four months after his birth, a polar bear cub at the Toronto Zoo finally has a name — “Humphrey.”

The name was announced Thursday morning following votes submitted by more than 14,000 people in a “Name the Cub” contest at the zoo.

There were six names to choose from in balloting conducted from Feb. 11 through March 3 — Humphrey, James, Lorek, Orson, Searik and Stirling.

“Humphrey” has also been given an additional Inuit name — “Piujuq” (Piu), meaning “good and nice.”

The cub will be formally documented as Humphrey Piujuq in the official registry at the zoo.

Humphrey lives with three adult polar bears at the zoo: his mother Aurora, father Inukshuk and aunt Nikita.

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