Polar bear cub caught cuddling with mom in adorable photos

connectVideoAdorable video: Polar bear cub caught cuddling with mom

A 14-day-old polar bear cub was caught on video at the Berlin Zoo to cuddle with her mother.

There is only one word to describe this — aww.

A polar bear cub no bigger than a guinea pig was caught on video at the Berlin Zoo to cuddle with his mother, reports SWNS. The cub is about 14 days old, and is spending the majority of the day curled up to her mother in a breeding cave where even zookeepers are allowed. New camera technology captured the heart-warming moments.

The cub, which still has no name, will finally open its eyes and ears if turns out to be about a month old, but for now it is dependent on his mother, Tonja, for safety.


“So far, we are very pleased with the development,” Dr. Florian Drives, curator of the polar bear have said. “If in the last few years, Tonja takes care of her children.”

The cub’s eyes and ears open, as it is about 30 days old, but now it relies on momTonja to keep warm and safe. (Credit: SWNS)

The cub’s father, Volodya, 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. Dr. Drives added that now, the cub is getting power once every two hours.

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.

A polar bear cub the size of a guinea pig appears to be dreaming of a white Christmas in the adorable mystery of the footage. (Credit: SWNS)

“Due to the ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat due to climate change, polar bears were listed as an endangered species in the U.S. under the Endangered Species Act in May 2008,” WWF writes on its website.

Classified as marine mammals because they spend much of their lives in the Arctic Ocean looking for polar bears, jet black skin. Their fur is transparent and white is because it reflects visible light, the WWF adds.

While they spend much of their life in the water, swim constantly of days time, less than 2 percent of their hunting success.

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