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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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New Footage Of Adorable One-month-old Polar Bear Cub At Highland Wildlife Park 

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has shared a video of a one-month-old polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park. 

New footage shared by the wildlife conservation charity shows the little one wriggling and rolling over before settling down for a sleep in the cubbing den with mum Victoria close by.  

Visitors will not be able to see the youngster yet as both mum and cub are settled in the off-show den to give them peace and quiet during the first sensitive few months.  

To find out more about visiting Highland Wildlife Park, please visit highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/we-are-open


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Polar Bear Cub Born At Highland Wildlife Park

On December 16th, The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) announced the birth of a tiny polar bear cub at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore.  

Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted when they first heard the distinct high-pitched cub sounds coming from the den earlier this week but say the coming months are crucial.  

CCTV footage captured in the den shows mum and cub enjoying a snooze.  

Victoria previously gave birth to Hamish, the UK’s first polar bear cub in 25 years, in December 2017. As part of the breeding programme for the species, Hamish moved to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in November 2020. Hamish’s father Arktos was paired with Victoria again earlier this year.