Polar Bear Cub - Sooo Cute!
The five-week-old polar bear cub
female now being hand-reared in
Nuremberg Zoo is fast
turning into a celebrity rivalling Knut.
The bear, called "Flocke" ("Snowflake") by her keepers,
has increased in weight to 2.4 kilos now from 1.7 kilos
when the zoo decided to take her away from her
restless mother Vera
after another polar bear in the zoo
had eaten her own two cubs.
Her team of round-the-clock keepers are rubbing her
tummy to help her
digest her food and massaging her gums
where the first teeth are about to poke out.
She is being bottle-fed 140 milliliters of artificial
milk every four hours
and is expected to open her eyes
in the next few days.
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