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Polar bear cuties debut at the Munich zoo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 00:43

March 19 - Two polar bear cubs, born at Munich zoo 14 weeks ago, make their first public appearance. Sharon Reich reports.

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It's a coming out party for these polar bear twins that were born at Munich's Hellabrunn zoo at the end of last year. SOUNDBITE: Zoo keeper Helmut Kern saying (German): "All of Munich was waiting for twins for a long time, thirty years in fact. Polar bears are not born at zoos very often and it's always a small sensation -- definitely two cubs. Also, the mother is still very young and she had never had off-spring before so it's wonderful." Accompanied by their watchful mother Giovanna, the cuddly 14-week-old animals enjoyed the open space of the zoo's outdoor enclosure. Zookeepers say the critical phase, in which their mother must accept and feed them, is over. And they predict these cubs, will keep on getting cuter.

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Polar bear cuties debut at the Munich zoo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 00:43