Cubbie SpecialDec 28th, 2016 | By mervi | Category: Featured articles
26.12.2016 by Mervi
Even this year we’ve received many happy polar bear family news. In this Cub Special I want to say ‘Welcome to the world’ to the polar bear babies born in the zoos and even to those born in the world.
We start in Berlin where Tonja – rather surprisingly – gave birth to twins. Unfortunately one of the cubs didn’t make it.
Tonja is a good mother considering that this is her first cub.
The baby bear has been very ‘mobile’ from the beginning and very curious about the surroundings.
These photos (by Tierpark Berlin) were published in late December and we can now admire the velvet eyes and the licorice nose.
When I was in Berlin I heard the good news from Hellabrunn in Munich. Giovanna has a baby boy or a baby girl that’s developing very well. We can follow this family in Anita’s reports in the right column of Knuti’s Weekly.
In Aalborg Malik and Lars have become parent to two cubs. There were three of them but one of them didn’t make it.
The two cubs are doing fine in mama Malik’s loving care.
Even a polar bear mother needs some breaks but Malik leaves her cubs only for very short moments. The Aalborg Zoo allows us to follow this family via a webcam and I managed to take some screen shots:
The babies are moving around the ‘nest’ when mama’s away but soon Malik will bring them close to mama’s warm body.
Webcam Aalborg Zoo – cameras 2 and 3 show Malik and the cubs
In Tallinn, Estonia, Frida gave birth to twins but only one cub survived.
Anana gave birth to twins but only one them survived. Aurora’s twins are doing fine.
Aurora’s twins have now opened their eyes and they are getting stronger everyday. Both Anana’s cub and Aurora’s cubs are getting more active and are really working their leg muscles! Both moms and their cubs are off-view in their dens until the spring.
I wish all the polar bear mamas and their cubbies best of luck! Dear baby bears, you are so welcome!