March 02, 2012

There's probably nothing cuter than a polar bear cub. Except, that is, two polar bear cubs.

In this adorable footage a mother polar bear and her cubs making their first public appearance at the Rhenen Zoo in the Netherlands, Reuters reports. The cubs were born on Dec. 1, 2011, as part of triplets. Sadly, one of the three cubs didn't make it.

Management at the Rhenen Zoo expressed their delight with the two new additions in a recent television interview.

"We are very proud and also happy that we are breeding so well with polar bears, I think we are a lucky zoo that Huggies and her daughter are very relaxed mothers, I think that's one of the main reasons why our cubs are doing so well," Dirk Jan van der Kolk, the zoo's manager, told NTD-TV.

According to the Daily Mail, the mother polar bear, Huggies, appeared in David Attenborough's BBC show "Frozen Planet."

For now, the cubs have yet to be named as zoo workers are waiting until enough time has passed to determine their sex.

Only 20,000-25,000 polar bears remain in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Their survival is threatened by global climate change, which leads to the loss of Arctic sea ice, where these marine mammals spend most of their lives.
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Responses to "Cute polar bear twins take their first tiny steps into the outside world (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    In the spring we are going to this zoo!!So cute!!

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