Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 10:50
One of the polar bear triplets has died
One of the polar bear triplets that were born in Ouwehands Zoo on November 22nd, has died. Using images from the nursery, the zookeepers have determined that only two of the cubs are still alive. The death of polar bear cubs in the first week are very common. Because polar bear cubs are so extremely vulnerable, it remains exciting to see the other two cubs doing well. The mother polar bear and her two remaining cubs will remain in the nursery for the coming months. Their progress can be followed via live image streaming on the zoo's website.