Meet Siku, the only Polar Bear cub in an American zoo. "Siku" means “ice” in the Inupiat language, and it was chosen for him by a fourth grader from the North Slope Borough of Alaska. The Toledo Zoo, in conjunction.
The Inuits have some legends that deal with polar bears ferrying Inuit souls to the other side of life upon death. Afterwhich, the deceased human walks the earth, temporarily, in the form of the polar bear.