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Adorable Orphaned Polar Bear Cub (video)

Siku, a furball of a polar bear, was born last month at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark.  However, video cameras inside the bears’ den revealed that little Siku was not getting enough milk, so the wildlife park staff intervened and removed Siku from his mother. Without this intervention, Siku would have likely perished.

Baby polar bears need 24-hour care, so now three humans must do what one mama polar bear is supposed to be doing. But the cub is so roly-poly and cute that his surrogate mamas are more than happy to miss a few hours of sleep over their new charge.

He was rescued at two days old with his eyes still shut looking very much like a newborn puppy.  At that point he weighed three pounds, but since then, he has already more than doubled his weight!

Looking at this helpless bundle of cuteness, it is hard to believe he will grow up to be a fierce predator, that when standing, could top 12 feet!

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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8:13PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

cute bear, but he's not really an orphan, mommy can't make enough milk for her cub. poor mommy and baby they can't bond

2:45AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013


11:57AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:31PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

What a sweet thing!!! I'd love to play mama!!!

6:45AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Prefer to meet him now rather when he is fully grown....

6:44AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

What lucky mama polar bears I say!!!

4:45AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

What a cute little guy.

4:39AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

What a cute little guy. Momma bear couldn't have enough milk because of living in captivity, it's always very stressul situation for animals in zoo and many mothers can't take a proper care of babies or just rejected them....

1:22AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

He so cute - but sad that he had to be taken away from his mother.

3:18PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thank you.

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