Polar Bear

Healthy Polar Bear Cubs Born At Dierenrijk Mierlo

Mierlo, November 30, 2023 - A healthy polar bear has been born in Dierenrijk. The delivery took place peacefully in the Frimas polar bear maternity. Mother and the newborn are doing well.

Head animal caretaker Stephan Rijnen: "In early November, we noticed that the mother was retreating to the maternity room. From this, we could deduce that the mating we observed in March was likely successful! A polar bear gestation lasts about eight months, so we had to wait a bit. Tuesday morning, we reviewed the camera footage and discovered good news! A young polar bear the size of a guinea pig was lying with mother Frimas."

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Hagenbeck Has A Polar Bear Baby - Polar Bear Lady Victoria Gives Birth To A Healthy Polar Bear Baby

It's a small sensation - the first polar bear baby in the Arctic Ocean Exhibit at Hagenbeck Zoo. On December 19, 2022, female polar bear Victoria gave birth to a healthy cub in the shelter of her den. The first days after birth are critical for polar bear cubs, they are born almost naked, blind and deaf and weigh only around 900 grams.


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The Toledo Zoo Announces the Birth of Twin Polar Bear Cubs

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 1, 2022 – The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of twin Polar bear cubs. The cubs’ parents are 24-year-old female, Crystal, and 18-year-old male, Nuka.

In March 2022, the Toledo Zoo announced the addition of Nuka after the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Program (SSP) issued a breeding recommendation for Crystal in hopes of mating to sustain this endangered species.  


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UK’s Youngest Polar Bear Is Named And Takes First Steps Outside

The UK’s youngest polar bear cub, born in December at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park, has been named and new footage shows him taking his first steps outside.

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Chosen by the winner of the recent prize draw ran by the wildlife conservation charity to raise funds for Scotland’s Wildlife Discovery Centre, the cub’s name will be Brodie, a Scottish word meaning second son.


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It’s A Boy! Polar Bear Cub’s First Health Check At Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has revealed that the UK’s youngest polar bear cub, born at Highland Wildlife Park in December 2021, is a boy. Mum Victoria previously gave birth to Hamish, the UK’s first polar bear cub in 25 years, in December 2017.

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It's Two Girls! Close Up Clips!

Recently, two ZOO Rostock animal carers made the first (and most likely the last) quick check-up on the two little polar bears - among other things to determine the gender of the cubs. And there are two apparently very healthy girls. 7.2 and 9.3 kg, the two measure on the scale. After a short visit from her nurses, they quickly returned to Mama, Sizzel.

Rostock is looking for names for both of them and would love your suggestions!

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Names Wanted!

The first brief examination of the Zoo Rostock Polar Bear Cubs took place recently. Two animal keepers weighed them and looked at the gender of the two. The check-up in the box only took about four minutes and should remain the only one if possible.

During the examination it was found that both young animals are females. The visible difference in size on the camera images from the birth cavity was also confirmed by the scales. The smaller female weighed 7.8 kg, the larger already 9.2 kg. Both cubs are fit and apparently healthy. They are already running into the neighboring boxes and are becoming more and more playful. Both are well fed and show normal development.

Zoo Rostock is now looking for names for the polar bear offspring and look forward to your help. Write your suggestions in the comments of their Instagram Post (linked below). Animal care will select four favorites from all submissions that they receive by February 9th, which they will then put to a vote.

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