Nora celebrates 2nd birthday at new zoo in Utah

(Courtesy: Utah's Hogle Zoo)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (WSYX/WTTE) -- One of the biggest attractions in recent memory at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium celebrated her second birthday at her relatively new home in Utah.

Nora the polar bear turned two on Monday at Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. She shared it with another polar bear recently relocated to the zoo, Hope, who was transferred from the Toledo Zoo.

The zoo said Nora got lots of special treats and enrichment, including fish popsicles.

Nora was moved to the Oregon Zoo 10 months after she was born in Columbus in November 2015. It was move to have her be mentored by a senior bear after she was rejected by her mother and hand-reared by zoo caretakers in Columbus. However, shortly after Nora arrived in Oregon, the senior bear died leaving her without companionship.

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