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Polar bear cub named Hertha

Berlin's latest zoo celebrity, a fluffy polar bear cub, has been named "Hertha" after the capital's football club, it was announced Tuesday. "Berlin has a new darling and we have adopted her," the Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin said on its Twitter account. Hertha was born on December 1 in the city's Tierpark zoo and is the heir to late lamented superstar Knut, who drew huge crowds to a rival zoo, Berlin's Zoological Garden, until he died suddenly in 2011. After the eagerly anticipated announcement the football club quickly unveiled posters showing off Hertha under the slogan: "In Berlin you can be everything. Even a polar bear called Hertha". The club also posted a video of its grizzly bear mascot "Herthinho" travelling from its Olympic Stadium ground in west Berlin to Tierpark in the east to meet the latest arrival.  --Afp

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