Toronto Zoo's newest resident, an almost three-month-old polar bear cub, is winning the hearts of viewers everywhere.

One of three males born on Nov 9 to mamma bear Aurora, this little guy was the only cub to survive.

He is still not fully healthy, however, so a team of keepers and veterinarians are working to get him to 100 percent at the Wildlife Health Center.

Meanwhile, his progress is being filmed every adorable step of the way.

In the wild, polar bears spend most of their time roaming the Arctic ice, hunting for food. They can grow to be 1,300 pounds, and stay warm with a thick layer of fat and water-resistant fur.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists polar bears as a vulnerable species because there are only about 20-25,000 of them. These animals face a number of threats, including climate change, hunting and oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.


Responses to "Polar Bear Cub's First Time In The Snow (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    He or she is afraid.

  2. Unknown says:

    Maybe if you let his mum show him to the snow he wouldn't be so scared...

  3. Bless its little bear heart. He's getting wonderful care <3

  4. Anonymous says:

    He can barely walk. Give another week and look out. Fun, fun, fun.

  5. Unknown says:

    Where's mum??

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn't it be nice if I had some boots!!

  7. Unknown says:

    He doesn't like it the snow

  8. Anonymous says:

    Such a real cutie .Ill take him .

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