A couple of polar bear cubs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo need names before meeting the public.

The zoo has narrowed it down to Willow or Tundra for the female cub and Arctic or Baffin for the male. The options were submitted by the zoo's polar bear zookeeper team. A naming poll is up on the Assiniboine Park Zoo website; it will close this Thursday at 4 p.m. The results will be announced on Friday. The cubs will also be making their public debut at the zoo at 11 Friday morning.

The two orphaned cubs arrived at the zoo in early December, They are unrelated, and were identified by Manitoba Sustainable Development in separate circumstances as being candidates for transfer to the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.