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Polar bear cub Nora welcoming visitors at Oregon Zoo

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Nora the polar bear is finally welcoming visitors at the Oregon Zoo. (KPTV) Nora the polar bear is finally welcoming visitors at the Oregon Zoo. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

She's delighted people all across the country with her adorable videos, and now Nora the polar bear has made her big debut at her new home at the Oregon Zoo.

She spent much of Tuesday morning looking at visitors through the window of the polar bear habitat and running around the enclosure playing.

Nora has spent the last couple of months at the zoo adjusting to her new home, and because of that keepers had the exhibit closed.

However, it has now reopened, and visitors to the zoo have a chance to meet Nora for themselves.

"She’s very toddler-like, so she's learning, she's like this open-box. She's very playful, she's very vocal. She has a lot to say throughout the day,” senior marine-animal keeper Nicole Nicassio-Hiskey said. “So we're trying to learn her at the say time, her behavior and her personality, but she's been a lot of fun to work."

The young polar bear cub just recently celebrated her first birthday and now weighs more than 200 pounds.

Born at the Columbus Zoo, Nora was raised by her handlers when they worried her mom might not be taking care of her.

Her keepers at the Oregon Zoo also offered a few tips for the best chances of seeing Nora.

They say she is most active before 11 a.m. and does like to take naps and go to bed early. She does have a full run of the polar bear exhibit, which means that she might choose to stay out of the public view if she's been feeling a little bit shy.

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