One of the largest zoos of Novosibirsk, Russia became a really happy place once a long-awaited wonder, the polar bear, came into this world. Polar bears are the largest predators on the planet and re-produce once every two or three years, and in an unnatural habitat even more rarely.
On the 7th of December 2015 happy bear parents Kay and Gerda gave birth to their second born. The tiny bear was born absolutely hairless and helpless. The cub spends first months of life together with it’s mother in the den until it gets stronger. It is impossible to determine the cub`s gender yet, so it is too early to give it a name.
In January the cub opened its eyes and it’s ears went up. This sweet creature has a good appetite and is gaining weight well. Dad is not allowed to the young one and the mother because the staff fears the male`s unpredictable reaction. So Kay will be kept isolated in another enclosure for a year.
Once the cub grew a bit older, it and it’s mother are let out from the den into the fresh air for the first time. The little thing is frisking enjoying the first snow in it’s life. It studies the world with caution but at the same time has fun playing with it’s mother. In the middle of March citizens and guests of Novosibirsk will have an opportunity to see this lovely creature.
By the end of March, when the little bear is likely to be out of doors more frequently, it will be possible to determine its gender. Then a competition for the best name for the polar bear cub will be announced.
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On the 7th of December 2015 happy bear parents Kay and Gerda gave birth to their second born
Novosibirsk zoo staff was worried that the young mother might not accept the cub, but Gerda proved to be caring and responsible
Once let out into the fresh air, cub studies the world with caution but at the same time has fun playing with its mother
In the middle of March citizens and guests of Novosibirsk will have an opportunity to see this lovely creature
See the little cub in action
Story by Victoria Lyubivaya and pictures by Anton Belovodchenko.