Baby bear Borealis in the Toledo Zoo

Mar 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Zoos in USA

11.3.2018 – Source: The Toledo Zoo

The Zoo was excited to announce the birth of a polar bear cub on December 9, 2018. Mother, Crystal, is caring for her cub off exhibit. The Zoo’s animal care staff is carefully observing the cub’s progress through a video monitor in the den; as in the wild, the two bears will stay secluded until the cub grows substantially. The next steps, including an exam to determine sex and eventual exhibit debut date, are fluid and based on the cub’s progression. Welcome to the world, little one!

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Cute Cub Update 10th of March

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We are excited to introduce Borealis, our male polar bear cub! This growing boy was checked over by our vet staff this past week, where he weighed in at 27 pounds and was given a clean bill of health! Keepers chose his moniker as a nod to the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis. You can call this cutie Bo, Boris or Borealis—just don’t call him late for dinner! For updates and more cub cuteness, like & follow the Zoo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The video is from the 12th of February

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  1. Liebe Mervi,
    endlich mal ein ganz anderer Name und Borealis passt gut zu einem Eisbären.
    Danke Dir für´s Zeigen und liebe Grüße Moni K

  2. Dear Mervi
    Bo looks a lovely cub- you can guess why I wont be calling him Boris!
    Crystal looks to be another great Polar Bear Mum

  3. Dear MoniK – I totally agree with you. Borealis is a wonderful unique name for this sweet polar bear boy!

    Dear Ralph – I think I know ….:-)

  4. Dear Mervi,
    the baby from the zoo Toledo is cute. The name is nice.

  5. Das Kind macht einen munteren Eindruck.
    Der Name gefällt mir sehr gut ! 🙂

  6. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for introducing another cute polar bear baby boy to us.
    The pics and the video are heartwarming!
    The name Borealis is definitly unique and fits well since it means north wind.


  7. Und noch ein süßes Eisbärenbaby.
    Auch dem kleinen Borealis wünsche ich alles gute für die Zukunft.

    Liebe Grüße

  8. Dear Mervi, thanks a lot for the pictures from Toledo Zoo showing the proud mother and the wonderful little cub.Let`s hope all the best for all the new cubs.
    Hugs Inge

  9. Wie schön, dass es noch so ein suesses Baby gibt, danke für die wunderbaren Bilder.
    Borealis ist wirklich ein bezaubernder Name für einen Eisbären.

    Liebe Grüße und dem Kleinen alles Gute!