Newborn Polar Bear Cub Cuddles With Mom

A little white bundle of joy was born at the Toledo Zoo recently to 16-year-old mom Crystal. Last week, the Ohio zoo released a video of the mom and baby snuggling sweetly in their secluded den. The animal care team is keeping track of the cub’s progress by video monitor, but will let the pair stay in their den and bond as they would in the wild. The video is a sneak peek of the cub who the public won’t be able to see in person until the spring. Because they haven’t disturbed the mom and baby bears, the zoo doesn’t yet know the cub’s gender. — Read it at the Toledo Zoo via Facebook

BIRTH ANNOUCEMENT The Toledo Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a new polar bear cub! Sixteen-year-old mother, Crystal, is caring for the yet to be named cub off-exhibit. The Zoo’s animal care staff is carefully observing the cub’s progress through a monitor in the den; as in the wild, the two bears will stay secluded until the cub grows substantially. Due to the seclusion, the gender of the cub nor an exhibit debut date have been determined. While you won't be able to see this little bundle of joy until spring, here is a sneak peek of mom Crystal, and baby bonding! If you can't contain yourself, we understand. Too much cuteness does that to us too. #polarbear #ToledoZoo #iLovemyZoo

Posted by The Toledo Zoo on Thursday, January 28, 2016
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