The 3 bear cubs born in the
Pyrenees in 2011 have just been named. Over 20 000 suggestions were made
to the organisers of the naming operation Pay de l'Ours - Adet. Pay de l'Ours - Adet is an orgaisation campaigning for a viable brown bear population in the Pyrenees.
The names chosen were Callisto et Soulane for the 2 femalesand Pépite for the 3rd bear cub whose sex is not yet known.
Callisto : A Nymphe in Greek mythology, Callisto on her death was transformed into the constellation The Big Bear by Zeus.
Soulane : The name in the Pyrenees given to the sunny side of a valley
Pépite : Nugget as in nugget of gold.Pyrénées : Les oursons de 2011 ont un nom et un parrain