The polar bear cubs in Aalborg have names now!

Jun 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

19.6.2017 – Source: Aalborg Zoo

Malik’s cubs have now got their names – Nuka and Qilak. There has been a voting and these two names were voted as most suitable for the sweeties. Malik hasn’t commented the names yet …. 🙂

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Although both girls could be called ‘La Donna é mobile’ there are moments when it feels best to be close to mama.

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Tongue stretching before the nap. 🙂

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Aren’t we cute or aren’t we cute!!!

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The following photos were taken by Jeanette Johnsen.

Yippee! We have names now!

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We’re celebrating the special day with water games. A crazy egg is a great playing mate!

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Of course, we must take a little break now and then to say ‘hello’ to our visitors.

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Oh bear, who am I? Nuka or Qilak???

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Playing with green branches


Target training with the girls

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  1. Milak means Little wave in Greenland native language. It is a male
    name because when Victoria pushed Milak in for her first swim and
    she made a “little wave” and was still thought to be male.
    Nuka modifies to mean little and Quinak modifies to mean big according
    to the sources. I think that are nice short names

  2. Dear Mervi.
    I think the names are not bad. Malik’s girls are lovely.

  3. NUKA and QILAK are nice sounding names! Most probably of ‘Indian language’!?
    However I – and most probably more ‘of us’ – will also always think of RALPH’s girl friends,
    when seeing those handsome and lovable PB-girls.

    Ther isn’t any matching name for all the cuteness those two little rascals do spread!

    Big compliment to the one ore the ones who took the lovely photos of these unique models!

    Unfortunately the video does switch to a FB-site and say (to me) ‘Video nicht verfuegbar!’.

    Thank you, dear MERVI for having brought this charming family and the good news to us.
    And ‘Thanks!’ to RALPH for his explanation of the meaning of the two names.

  4. Dear Mervi!

    Oft course, You both are soooo cute!
    Your names are beautiful and I am Sure, your Mum has her own names for You.
    Thank You Mervi for these lovely News!

    Greetings, Erika

  5. Dear Mervi

    I like both names ! 🙂
    I am happy, that the Zoo in Aalborg
    has given useful photo- and video material.
    The bears are growing fast and look very healthy
    and active. Mother Malik can be proud of her “Racker”.

    Chris 🙂

  6. Liebe Mervi!

    Danke fuer schöne Nachrichten Viel Glueck an beiden cubs und Mum malik.



  7. Liebe Mervi,

    feine Bilder sind das vom Namenstag für die Bären.
    In einer anderen Sprache klingen manche Namen etwas “fremd”.
    Die Hauptsache ist, dass sie auf ihre Mama hören.
    Beim ersten Mal konnte ich beide Videos ansehen, jetzt nur das Zweite.
    Es ist besonders putzig.

    Dir und dem Zoo vielen Dank und liebe Grüße!

  8. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for bringing us the lovely pics, the lively videos and last but not least the informations about the names of Malik´s cutie pies, Nuka and Qilak. They sound good and I will get used to them, as always.
    I like the explanations by Ralph about their meanings: big and little, although meanwhile the cubbies have nearly the same size. They are sweet little rascals thats for sure.


  9. dear Mervi,
    thank you for this news, Malik is a wonderful Mama and Nuka and Qilak are so sweet, I wish the whole family all the best. We will learn these names, your words to the photo Yippeeh we have names now are great. I like all the pictures and the videos, tack to Aalborg Zoo
    dear greetings to Denmark and Sweden

  10. Dear Nuka and Qilak!

    You are great little polar bears and you bear great names!

    Thank you, dear Mervi, for bringing the news on the cubbies’ name-giving.

    Hugs and pawwaves

  11. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für die News aus Aalborg. Nun haben auch diese beiden süßen Bärchen endlich Namen bekommen. Ich finde die Namen auch ganz gut.
    Die beiden sind putzmunter schon ein ordentliches Stück gewachsen.

    Die beiden Videos sind klasse.
    Danke fürs Zeigen.

    Liebe Grüße