Polar bear cub at the Toronto zoo

Baby polar bear takes first steps at Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo has shared a video of their polar bear cub taking its first steps, and no matter how much animal captivity might make you cringe, you have to admit that this little guy is overpoweringly adorable. Confession: I've watched this three times already. His eyes, which were closed for about 40 days, are newly opened to the world and according to the zoo he's started teething. The cub was born in a litter of three on November 9, 2013, though sadly the other two cubs didn't survive. The Toronto Zoo's keepers are cautiously optimistic about this cub's chances. You can watch the baby bear's clumsy, teetering first steps in the video below.

You can find more videos of the little baby bear drinking from a bottle, eating, and generally being a little ball of squee on the Toronto Zoo's site, which also touches on the zoo's connections to organizations making efforts to conserve polar bears in the wild.


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