New polar bear cub born at Brno Zoo

A new polar bear cub was born at Brno Zoo at the weekend to Cora. In the past the female raised the cubs Bill and Tom and later Nanuk and Kometa. The cubs became one of Brno Zoo’s main attractions; years that saw successful births saw significant increases in the number of visitors – a record 320,000 in 2008, for example, compared to the usual 250,000 or so. The successful breeding of polar bears in captivity is an extraordinarily complex process, say experts.

Author: Jan Velinger