Polar Bear Cub Captures Hearts of Zoo Goers During First Public Appearance

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An adorable polar bear cub has captured the hearts of admirers both in person and over the internet after she was revealed to the public at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

Little Nora made her debut at the big polar bear habitat at Polar Frontier on Friday after spending months building up her strength to be able to entertain visitors, officials said.

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More than 1,000 adoring fans gathered at the zoo for the chance to see the tiny bear, who was born in November.

Nora’s first public appearance did not disappoint, as onlookers snapped pictures, waved and laughed as she played with toys and took advantage of the sprawling swimming pool she’s kept in, video of her debut showed.

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Those interested in seeing the bear in person can visit her during hour-long appearances that begin at 9:30 a.m., officials said.

Viewing times are based on her health and well-being and will be expanded as she gets bigger and stronger.

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