In keeping with the naming tradition for the bears at the park, the cub has been given a name with American roots, to tie in with the bears’ wild origins in the USA.
Denver - born in February - is still yet to be sexed, as keepers operate a hands-off approach to the animals. Not knowing whether the new arrival is male or female influenced their decision to give the youngster a gender-neutral name.
Alisha Cox, carnivore keeper, said: "The whole team is delighted to see Denver growing into a confident young bear, but also to see Indiana settling into her role as a mother after being a bit uncertain to begin with.
"Everyone in the team put forward name suggestions for Indiana's cub and after a discussion we decided on Denver, which means ‘green valley’. It’s the perfect name for either a boy or a girl, and, as the capital of Colorado, fits our tradition of American-themed names perfectly."