Twin polar bear cubs at Munich zoo named Nela and Nobby

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Twin polar bear cubs at Munich zoo named Nela and Nobby
Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. Today they received their names. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play next to their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. On Monday they received their names. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. Today they received their names. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
One of the polar bear twin cubs plays in their enclosure at Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. On Monday they received their names Nela and Nobby. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. Today they received their names. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby play in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, April 7, 2014. The cubs were born on Dec. 9, 2013. Today they received their names. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
One of the 16-weeks-old polar bear twins plays in his enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
ALTERNATIVE CROP - One of the 16-weeks-old polar bear twins drinks from a water puddle in their enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
The 16-weeks-old polar bear twins Nobby and Nola walk alongside their mother Giovanna in their enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
The 16-weeks-old polar bear twins Nobby and Nola play in their enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
The 16-weeks-old polar bear twins Nobby and Nola play in their enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Visitors watch the16-weeks-old polar bear twins Nobby and Nola cuddle with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on April 7 , 2014. The two little polar bear cups were born in the zoo of Munich on December 9, 2013 and were baptized Nobby and Nela on April 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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By ANDREW TAVANI

The cubs were born late last year, introduced to the world last month and, on Monday, were given names by their godparents. And as the photos above of the cubs frolicking in their play area will attest, they are beyond cute.

According to CBS News, they were named Nela and Nobby, in keeping with a rule that all animals born at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, during 2013 must be given names beginning with the letter 'n.' The twins were born on Dec. 9, 2013, HuffPost Canada reports, and their births were captured on video so zoo employees could watch the momentous occasion from the birthing den.

The cubs' names were chosen by their godparents, the Daily Mail reports, and though they were born some four months ago, were just named Monday because their godparents took time to deliberate over the monikers. According to the Daily Mail, Nobby is named after his godfather, famed wildlife photographer Norbert Rosing. When little Nobby grows up, he'll be called Norbert. Meanwhile, Emanuel Clemm, the owner of a coffee company, chose the name Nela as a tribute to his late aunt Cornelia.

The adorable twins live with their mother, Giovanna, seen playing with them in the above slideshow. But the trio lives separately from the cubs' father, Yogi, who was temporarily relocated to another zoo, the AP reported last month.


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