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Polar bear baby in the zoo of Berlin : It is a large, strong, heavy girl

The Teddy bear has a loud Organ and a couple of pretty sharp claws – the little polar bear in the animal Park of Berlin, has shown at the first veterinary examination, that even a bear in the mini format is already quite a lot of force. After a polar bear mother Tonya and her baby in the first eleven weeks in a protected togetherness in the Den have spent, now, the first vet visit.

In particular, the sex of the polar bear was determined. "The little polar bear is a plaster cheerful, large, strong, heavy girl. We were able to convince us now personally from the development of the young animal, and are very happy,“ said veterinarian and Zoo and zoo Director, Dr. Andreas Knieriem. Now all hope that this young talent comes through, unlike the previous two young animals.

Tonya with soup in the Nachbarbox lured young vaccinated

The study made Knieriem, together with veterinarian Dr. Günter Strauß and area Director Andrea Fleischer. After Tonya was lured with a warm soup of meat and carrots in the Nachbarbox to separate them so briefly by their offspring, were able to approach the animal doctors for the first time the young animal. Then the little polar bear was also weighed and vaccinated.

What are You doing? Veterinarians Günter Strauß, Andreas Knieriem and a polar bear girl.Photo: Tierpark Berlin

Also, you got a vermifuge. The first visit to the Den was about a quarter of an hour. "The little polar bear with a size of 61 inches from head to Butt the proud 8.5 kg on the scale," says veterinarian Dr. Günter Strauss. Thanks to the extremely nutritious mother's milk with a fat content of around 30 percent, the Small has grown in the last few weeks quickly. Currently, she is drinking every day for almost two hours at the teat of the mother animal. To solid food has not dared to the small she-bear.

The Little one is expected to see in March

The zoo visitors must wait a little longer: "as soon as the little polar bear mother Tonya can safely follow, leaving the two in the den," explains polar bears-curator Dr. Florian Sicks. "This is expected to be in March so far." Also a name of the offspring has not yet – this is the animal Park Berlin is set with the future godparents.

First prospects, there are already, more may e-Mail us at [email protected] berlin. A sponsor agrees to assume responsibility for feed and care of the animal, certain and determined, in turn, for example, just the name.

the Great hope of Survival

1. December 2018, had brought the nine-year-old polar bear Tonja at 2:33 p.m. in the animal Park in Berlin at the time, about Guinea pigs young animal to the world. As in the case of as a loner living polar bears usual, is not Vaterier Volodya (7) involved in the rearing of the young animal. In nature, a polar bear man would eat the young animal. Volodya is now drawn to the Zoo Rhenen, in the Netherlands. As in the natural habitat a residual risk, in spite of the good development of the polar bear young still, so all Animal lovers can now press the animal Park in the thumb.

Small Star. The zoo Director Andreas Knieriem is filming with.Photo: Tierpark Berlin

The last two hatchlings had lost Tonya early. Meanwhile, can look forward to all the good news, but have to wait: The polar bears are not currently on view for the animal Park guests. As in the natural habitat left for polar bears-mothers cave with their cubs in the spring of the Litter, Catherine Marie Sperling of the communication Department of the Zoo, animal Park and Aquarium.

memories of Knut and global warming

Many Zoo and animal Park friends Knut comes now again in memory, by the Zoo Team to Thomas village of hand-reared polar bear who was prepared, once so much joy - and the Zoo millions of revenue brought in. Since then, polar bear zoo animal stars and the polar bear as a symbol for the global warming vulnerable world. Just caused polar bears in Russia in the headlines, because in the Wild, dangerous Rautiere marching in search of food in the villages - because of the ice melting they cannot hunt more seals from the ice.

a magnet for the public. Unforgettable Young Knut is a polar bear, here at one of his public appearances in the Berlin Zoo in 2007. Wolfgang Kumm dpa/lbn
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