UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The first polar bear born in Britain in 25 years has come out of its den.
The cub was born in December at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. But the little bear was not seen until last weekend.
A camera was set up in the polar bear’s den but the mother, Victoria, dislodged it, leaving only the audio feed working.
Victoria’s enclosure is not currently open to the public. But on March 7, the RZSS released the first images of the cub.
The head keeper at the wildlife park said Victoria recently ventured out of hibernation so he knew the cub would soon follow her.
The cub was likely the size of a guinea pig at birth. But now after 12 weeks, it’s the size of a small dog.
The public will be able to see the bear when the enclosure re-opens later this month.