In October, we published a five-part series detailing the trials and tribulations of Nora the polar bear’s early life.
She was abandoned at birth, raised by humans and suffered through a number of afflictions — both physical and mental — all while carrying the mantle of a species in peril.
Before she reached the age of 2, she was moved from the Columbus Zoo in Ohio to Portland to Salt Lake City, where she currently lives.
If you haven’t read the saga of Nora, check it out here.
When the series ended, there were lots of unanswered questions about Nora’s future.
Now we’re headed to Utah to check in on Nora for the first time since the story dropped. We know some of you have questions and we do too. Here are some of the things we’re hoping to answer:
Has Nora’s physical health improved? What is her long term prognosis?
What about her mental health? Is she still on antidepressants?
How is she getting along with her new companion, Hope?
But we know you have questions, too. If we didn’t cover something in the above questions, feel free to drop them in the comments and we’ll do our best to get to the bottom of it. We’re also hoping to do a Facebook Live with one of Nora’s keepers from the Hogle Zoo in Utah on Thursday morning, so keep your eye out for a notification from the The Oregonian’s Facebook page.
— Kale Williams