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After months of waiting, we finally have footage of the adorable polar bear cub that was born at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland. It has been strictly heard and not seen until now — and it's been well worth the wait.
In a new Channel 4 documentary, the baby bear is shown making its way out into the open for the very first time as it follows its mother out of their shelter. The documentary, Britain’s Polar Bear Cub, will document the pioneering polar bear breeding program at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Highland Wildlife Park. The Channel 4 documentary will follow the huge undertaking as keepers attempt to mate Victoria, Britain's only female polar bear, with a male named Arktos in the hope that she would give birth to a cub.
The cub is so absolutely adorable that you easily forget that it will grow up into a fierce bear. Who even knew that an animal that could eat you in 30 seconds could make such adorable babies?
Barbara Smith, chief executive of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, said: "The birth of the first polar bear in the United Kingdom for 25 years is a tremendous achievement and testament to the team at our Highland Wildlife Park, where we have developed a world-leading polar bear management program. We have been delighted to work with STV Productions and Channel 4 to tell this story as it is vital to raise awareness of the ever-increasing threats polar bears face in the wild and to do all we can to safeguard the future of this magnificent species."
Britain’s Polar Bear Cub airs on Channel 4 at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th.
This post was written by Ines Mendonca. For more, check out our sister site The Debrief.