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Germany: Polar bear cub tries to take his first steps as mum watches on01:22

Germany: Polar bear cub tries to take his first steps as mum watches on

Germany, Berlin
December 13, 2016 at 17:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berlin Zoo’s newest Arctic addition made his first attempts to walk, as footage from Tuesday shows. A camera captured the little cub trying and failing to stand up on the floor of his private enclosure.

The zoo reported that the mother polar bear, Tonja, is breastfeeding her cub every couple of hours.

The cub weighed 600 grams (1.3lbs) when it was born last month. By the time polar bears are fully grown, males weigh around 450kg (992lbs) and females weigh between 150-250 kg (331-551lbs).

Mandatory credits: Berlin Zoo and Tierpark Berlin

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Berlin Zoo’s newest Arctic addition made his first attempts to walk, as footage from Tuesday shows. A camera captured the little cub trying and failing to stand up on the floor of his private enclosure.

The zoo reported that the mother polar bear, Tonja, is breastfeeding her cub every couple of hours.

The cub weighed 600 grams (1.3lbs) when it was born last month. By the time polar bears are fully grown, males weigh around 450kg (992lbs) and females weigh between 150-250 kg (331-551lbs).

Mandatory credits: Berlin Zoo and Tierpark Berlin

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