Detroit Zoo’s Polar Bear Cub’s First Snow Day [Video]
This was just too cute not to share! If you were wondering how the newest residents of the the Detroit Zoo are doing, well here a sweet indications.
As you may remember, the Detroit Zoo welcomed two new polar bear cubs back in November. The cubs were born at the zoo on November 17, 2020, making them the first polar bears to be born and successfully raised at the facility since 2004.
One of the cubs, a girl, had a bit of a rough start and was being cared for at the Detroit Zoo’s Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex. Since then she has grown from 1.2 pounds when she was born, to now weighing in at more than 20 pounds. The cub no longer lives in the nursery and is drinking formula from a bowl.
Since she's doing so well, the staff thought it would be a good time to let the spunky cub experience snow for the first time. Although she's still too young to be moved out of the maternity den on her own, the staff decided to let her have some play time.
The cubs were born to proud parents 8-year-old mother Suka, and 16-year-old father, Nuka As of now the cubs have not been named. Suka had given birth before to cubs in 2018 and 2019, but none of her young survived beyond a few days.
Zoo officials have said that the cub's mother, Suka, and the other cub born at the same time are expected to leave the maternity den soon.
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