Name Brookfield Zoo's New Polar Bear Cub for a Chance to Go to Maui on American Airlines

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Brookfield Zoo

    CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- A polar bear
 cub, born December 2, 2000, recently made its public debut at Brookfield Zoo's
 Bear Grottos.  The estimated 30-pound cub and its mother, Arki, emerged from
 their maternity den where they have been for the past four months.
     Although the sex of the cub has not yet been determined, Brookfield Zoo
 staff is asking the general public to help name the bear through a contest.
 All entries will be considered.  However, a little hint is that staff often
 chooses an animal's name from one of the regional languages where the species
 is found in the wild.  Polar bears live in Arctic regions around the North
 Pole (the frozen coastal plains of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway, and
 Alaska).  Some suggested languages include Lapp, Danish, Finnish, Russian,
 Inuit, Eskimo, and Athabaskan.  Check out the zoo's Web site at
 www.brookfieldzoo.org for some resources.
     Entry forms for the polar bear naming contest can be found in several
 local suburban newspapers, including the Daily Southtown, Daily Herald,
 Pioneer Press, and Sun Publications as well as at Mid America Bank's 27
 Chicago-area locations.  In addition, those who have Internet access may print
 a form from the zoo's Web site.  Or, simply mail your entry, along with your
 name, address, and phone number, to the zoo on a 3-inch x 5-inch postcard.
 Send to: Polar Bear Naming Contest, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road,
 Brookfield, IL 60513.  The public also can submit names during their visit to
 the zoo.  Ballot boxes and forms will be conveniently located at the zoo's
 restaurant and gift shop locations.  One entry per person.  All entries must
 be postmarked by Friday, June 1, 2001.  A panel of Brookfield Zoo's mammal
 keepers will select the winning name.  The grand prize winner will receive
 four round-trip tickets to Maui on American Airlines, hotel accommodations,
 and some spending money.  In addition, all submissions will be entered into a
 random drawing for a chance to win other great prizes -- a VIP Birthday Zoo
 Party for up to 50 people, a polar bear adoption package, or one of 50 polar
 bear T-shirts.  Winners will be notified by Thursday, June 7, and announced
 the following day.  For complete contest rules, visit the zoo's Web site, or
 call 708-485-0263, ext. 398.
     Open every day of the year, Brookfield Zoo is located at First Ave. and
 31st St. in Brookfield, Ill., just 14 miles west of downtown Chicago.  For
 updates and photos of Arki and her cub, visit the zoo's Web site.
 
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    CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- A polar bear
 cub, born December 2, 2000, recently made its public debut at Brookfield Zoo's
 Bear Grottos.  The estimated 30-pound cub and its mother, Arki, emerged from
 their maternity den where they have been for the past four months.
     Although the sex of the cub has not yet been determined, Brookfield Zoo
 staff is asking the general public to help name the bear through a contest.
 All entries will be considered.  However, a little hint is that staff often
 chooses an animal's name from one of the regional languages where the species
 is found in the wild.  Polar bears live in Arctic regions around the North
 Pole (the frozen coastal plains of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway, and
 Alaska).  Some suggested languages include Lapp, Danish, Finnish, Russian,
 Inuit, Eskimo, and Athabaskan.  Check out the zoo's Web site at
 www.brookfieldzoo.org for some resources.
     Entry forms for the polar bear naming contest can be found in several
 local suburban newspapers, including the Daily Southtown, Daily Herald,
 Pioneer Press, and Sun Publications as well as at Mid America Bank's 27
 Chicago-area locations.  In addition, those who have Internet access may print
 a form from the zoo's Web site.  Or, simply mail your entry, along with your
 name, address, and phone number, to the zoo on a 3-inch x 5-inch postcard.
 Send to: Polar Bear Naming Contest, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road,
 Brookfield, IL 60513.  The public also can submit names during their visit to
 the zoo.  Ballot boxes and forms will be conveniently located at the zoo's
 restaurant and gift shop locations.  One entry per person.  All entries must
 be postmarked by Friday, June 1, 2001.  A panel of Brookfield Zoo's mammal
 keepers will select the winning name.  The grand prize winner will receive
 four round-trip tickets to Maui on American Airlines, hotel accommodations,
 and some spending money.  In addition, all submissions will be entered into a
 random drawing for a chance to win other great prizes -- a VIP Birthday Zoo
 Party for up to 50 people, a polar bear adoption package, or one of 50 polar
 bear T-shirts.  Winners will be notified by Thursday, June 7, and announced
 the following day.  For complete contest rules, visit the zoo's Web site, or
 call 708-485-0263, ext. 398.
     Open every day of the year, Brookfield Zoo is located at First Ave. and
 31st St. in Brookfield, Ill., just 14 miles west of downtown Chicago.  For
 updates and photos of Arki and her cub, visit the zoo's Web site.
 
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