connectVideoPolar bear cub born in Berlin Zoo opens the eyes for the first time
Raw video: Berlin Zoo shares images of mother polar bear with her newborn young.
A cute polar bear young opened her eyes for the first time Wednesday, five weeks after being born in the Zoo of Berlin, on Dec. 1.
Germany is the largest zoo shared images captured with infrared cameras show the newborn baby opening his eyes resting comfortably next to her mother, Tonia.
Tonia has nursed, cleaned and slept with her baby since then. To her offspring the most peace and quiet, the officials have only looked at the beer via cameras and microphones installed in the nest cave.
The cub’s father is a member of the Berlin Zoo during the summer, but is not involved in the raising of the cub, such as polar bears mostly live alone.
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A spokesman for the zoo, said young has a healthy appetite, adding that the bear ate a lot over the holidays and was now trying to walk.
The mother and young are not expected to leave their enclosure until the spring.
The mortality rates for newborn polar bears is extremely high. In the wild, about 85 percent do not live longer than two years. Classified as vulnerable by the World wildlife Fund, there are estimated to be between 22,000 and 31,000 left on the Earth.
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Polar bear cubs are actually born deaf and blind; their eyes and auditory canals are not open until about 30 days after birth.
Zoo officials will continue to monitor the sweet newborn very closely.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this report.