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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 12:53
First polar bear cub born in Britain in 25 years steps out! (Video & Photos)
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The first polar bear cub born in Britain in a quarter of a century made its first public appearance on Tuesday (Mar 20).

The adorable cub, born to mother Victoria in December, has remained nameless as zookeepers attempt to determine its sex.

Victoria gave birth in a maternity den at Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland and for a while, the only confirmation was high-pitched noises coming from inside. 

The cub and its mother were ensured privacy and caught on cameras as part of a two-year project documenting the breeding and birth.

The first polar bear cub born in Britain in a quarter of a century made its first public appearance today

The adorable cub, born to mother Victoria in December, has remained nameless as zookeepers attempt to determine its sex

Victoria gave birth in a maternity den at Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland and for a while, the only confirmation was high-pitched noises coming from inside

The last polar bear cubs born in the UK were twins at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire on 8 December 1992.

Victoria previously gave birth at Aalborg Zoo in Denmark in 2008, having been born in 1996 at Rostock Zoo in Germany.

She arrived at the Highland Wildlife Park in March 2015.

The male polar bear arrived at the park in April 2012 from Hannover Zoo in Germany, having been born at Vienna Zoo in 2008.

Polar bears mate between March and June, with females normally giving birth to one or two cubs in November or December.



Source - Dailymail

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