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Lichtenberg : polar bear baby in the Berlin animal Park opens the eyes

Five weeks after his birth, the polar bear baby has opened in the Berlin animal Park for the first Time the eyes. Pictures has released the wildlife Park on Tuesday, show the Little one with open eyes, to mother, Tonia snuggled. Whether it is in the offspring a male or a female, should be checked at a veterinarian visit at the beginning of February. In order to give the young the necessary rest, watching the Zoo staff, the little polar bear is now in the Den of the installed cameras and microphones.

polar bears are deaf and born blind. Only about 30 days after birth, eyes and ear canals open. Although the Boy shows so far, quite alive, the risk is high. "In spite of the good development of a risk due to the high mortality rate of young polar bears. In the natural habitat, approximately 85 percent of the polar bears not be older than two years," writes the Berlin Zoo, in a press release. Absolute rest for the mother and the offspring is a crucial factor, so the Baby survived. At the beginning of February, the first veterinary examination stand for the polar bear, then the gender can be determined.

Last January, was a small polar bear at the Zoo died after 26 days because he had apparently been drinking too little. In March, the four-month-old polar bear baby Fritz died. Tonya is also the mother of these two polar bears. (dpa)

Bussi for the mom.Photo: Tierpark Berlin

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