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Polar bear cub takes 'first baby steps' at Vienna Zoo

Austria, Vienna
January 21, 2020 at 15:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 10-week-old polar bear cub of Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna was seen trying to take his first steps next to his mom Nora in their cave on Tuesday.

"Our polar bear cub is in perfect health, it is taking its first baby steps. At the moment they are still very clumsy, it also still isn't getting out of his birthing den but practice makes perfect," said Schonbrunn zoo manager Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck.

Schoenbrunn zoo manager also said that the newborn, who has not yet been named, needs a couple of more weeks to be fit for the outdoor area.

Footage shows Nora helping the little one while he tries to take his first steps as well as the two playing in the cave.

Ranzo, the father, has been separated for a while as the male bear can represent some danger for a tiny cub. The polar bear couple had twins on November 9, but one of the babies died on the same day. The previous polar bear birth at Schoenbrunn Zoo was in 2011.

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The 10-week-old polar bear cub of Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna was seen trying to take his first steps next to his mom Nora in their cave on Tuesday.

"Our polar bear cub is in perfect health, it is taking its first baby steps. At the moment they are still very clumsy, it also still isn't getting out of his birthing den but practice makes perfect," said Schonbrunn zoo manager Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck.

Schoenbrunn zoo manager also said that the newborn, who has not yet been named, needs a couple of more weeks to be fit for the outdoor area.

Footage shows Nora helping the little one while he tries to take his first steps as well as the two playing in the cave.

Ranzo, the father, has been separated for a while as the male bear can represent some danger for a tiny cub. The polar bear couple had twins on November 9, but one of the babies died on the same day. The previous polar bear birth at Schoenbrunn Zoo was in 2011.

Mandatory credit: Vienna Zoo

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