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Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 11:06:26

Victoria's cub has come out of the den at The Highland Wildlife Park.
Polar bear cub emerges from den

Luckygirl Wed 07-Mar-18 11:16:08

Oh! that is cute! smile

gillybob Wed 07-Mar-18 11:17:50

Truly adorable. Makes you want to give it a lovely cuddle if you don't mind losing an arm or leg that is.

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 11:19:56

Victoria might not like that.

gillybob Wed 07-Mar-18 11:29:28

I wonder if she could smell the snow and this brought her out of the den? (I say her, because she looks like a girl).

wildswan16 Wed 07-Mar-18 12:25:45

How wonderful - well done to Highland Wildlife Park for a successful birth. I think she looks like a girl too - very cute and cuddly.

Willow500 Wed 07-Mar-18 12:32:41

Beautiful picture! There was video of the polar bears at the Yorkshire Wildlife park frolicking in the snow last week - so funny smile

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 12:56:11

Victoris has started leaving her to come out for food and water, so maybe she wanted to follow Mum. (I think she looks like a girl too, but they don't know yet)

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 12:57:07

Victoria, not Victoris.

gillybob Wed 07-Mar-18 12:59:13

I wonder if there a way of easily telling Elegran? without having to seperate /sedate the mother and cub.

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 13:03:00

There are two male polar bears at Kingussie. Baby's dad is Arctos, the other is Walker. Walker's birth was filmed in a manmade den for the TV series. There was some fuss because it was not stated that that sequence was "faked", but it would have been impossible to introduce cameras into an existing genuine polar bear birth den. The mothers dig them before the birth and settle in before the worst weather. They would not be best pleased to find a cameraman digging in beside them!

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 13:06:15

Gilly I think Victoria is OK with the keepers, so now she has let the cub out it may be briefly nabbed for weighing and checking over. They would not have intruded until she was leaving it for a short while.

gillybob Wed 07-Mar-18 13:18:28

Oh I see. Do let us know when you find out Elegran . smile

My money is still on girl !

Auntieflo Wed 07-Mar-18 13:26:01

Does anyone else remember 'Brumas' the polar bear cub, born in the 1950's I think?

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 13:43:53

I remember Brumas. We are showing our age, Auntieflo!

Auntieflo Wed 07-Mar-18 13:56:03

Elegran, grin and our font of knowledge ???

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 16:35:35

Documentary coming to Channel 4 later this month

Elegran Wed 07-Mar-18 16:36:31

Channel 4 at 7pm on Sunday 18 March.

callgirl1 Wed 07-Mar-18 18:06:05

I remember what a fuss and to-do was made when Brumas was born. I wasn`t very old, but would go through the newspapers looking for pictures of him. Whatever it`s sex, I hope they give this adorable baby a deservedly nice name.

Elegran Sat 10-Mar-18 17:32:13

And more!
Video of a tiny baby gorilla in the Congo
and article about that gorilla family

Elegran Fri 16-Mar-18 15:20:50

Short bit of video of the polar bear cub (ahhhh!) tottering around.

Grannybags Fri 16-Mar-18 15:57:31


Elegran Tue 27-Mar-18 12:09:29

Highland Wildlife Park Facebook page has more videos

Elegran Tue 27-Mar-18 12:10:14

That is, more videos of the polar bear cub.

gillybob Tue 27-Mar-18 12:12:11

I watched the recent documentary and really enjoyed it Elegran especially how the den made by the keepers seemed to make so much difference.