Hertha the Bear

After the Tierpark zoo in Berlin named her Hertha on Tuesday, the polar bear cub born Dec. 1, 2018, plays with a ball from the soccer club Hertha BSC, which is sponsoring her. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN — The German soccer club Hertha bestowed its name, and a monogrammed ball to match, Tuesday on the 4-month-old polar bear that is stealing hearts at Berlin’s Tierpark zoo.

The club’s mascot — a brown bear — presented Hertha with the ball at an adorable naming ceremony Tuesday. When Hertha accidentally kicked the ball into the deep end of the moat, her mother Tonja brought it back to her.

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