National Zoo's proud Mama Bear Billie-Jean has her paws full. Her two new bouncing bundles of joy are keeping themselves and her very busy. Also known as Spectacled Bears, this species is threatened in the wild due to habitat loss, hunting, and poaching.
After much anticipation, the Smithsonian National Zoo reveals the first pics of their two Andean bear cubs born mid-January. After months of seclusion in their den with Mom, zoo staff finally determined that one of the cubs is male and the other is female. The cubs remain off exhibit as they adjust to the presence of people. Also known as spectacled bears, this species is native to South America and vulnerable to extinction from poaching and habitat destruction.
Follow the cubs' progress via the Zoo's bear cam!
Time to check back in on our favorite growing little polar bear cubs via the cub-cam at Quebec's Zoo Sauvage. Watch them "rough-house" in the comfort of mom's fluffy white fur.
Meet the newest residents of the Bronx Zoo - a furry foursome - one young grizzly and three brown bear cubs - rescued seperately in Montana and Alaska. Having just arrived in their new home they are clearly enjoying themselves, running, splashing, and playing even in the cold. Watch the big cubs frolic in this heartwarming video.
For information on these lovable, playful bears, visit the Bronx Zoo's special page for the foursome.
The Everland Zoo in South Korea is brimming with babies these days. A member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the Everland Zoo has a outstanding staff photographer whose work can also be seen on Flickr.
Everland Resort is a theme park in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea. Everland is South Korea's largest theme park.
Born Dec. 14th, these two little polar bear cubs have just emerged from their den at the Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands. The little guys love nothing more than frolicking in the muddy grass but their mother has other ideas.
Photo credit: Rob Doolaard
Pagi, a female Bornean sun bear cub whose name means morning in a Malayan dialect, reassures her brother, Palu, who is named after a valley in Borneo, as they made their public debut at the San Diego Zoo today.
Onlookers were helpless watching this vicious attack! Actually, we can't figure out what zoo this great series of pics comes from, but we had to share them all the same.
We thought it was time for a polar bear cub... and we didn't have to look back far. Little Wilbaer was born at Stuttgart's Wilhelma Zoo this past March and boy does he fit the bill. Looks like the Wilhelma Zoo recognized his potential as well, because they trademarked his name!