Cute polar bear cubs have been seen exiting their cave and exploring into the snow for the first time with their mother.
The two cubs, who were only two to three months old, had just come out of hibernation and were eager to explore their cold surroundings. In eastern Canada’s Wapusk National Park, a mother bear and her cubs were observed playing together in the icy landscape.
The two young cubs will have been nesting in a protected den throughout the winter because the national park is one of the greatest polar bear maternity denning places in the world.
Because they are born blind and have thin fur that wouldn’t keep them warm in the winter, polar bear cubs need to reside in a den. ‘The winter is ended, and at Wapusk we had the unusual opportunity to observe the bear cubs emerge for the first time after being born in hibernation,’ said 45-year-old Mexican photographer Natalia Del Rio, who captured the cute polar bears.
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Their mother has been caring for them for months, now that winter is passed. Imagine moving from a cramped den to the open air, where there are trees, space, and sun.
The guideline states that bears must be kept 100 meters away. They occasionally turned to look at us as we were walking, but they usually just carried on playing.
“It was lovely to witness how they look into each other’s eyes,” someone said.
In order to keep warm and give them milk, which is incredibly high in fat, newborn polar bear cubs are very dependent on their moms.
Because they are born blind and have scant hair that would not insulate them from the cold, the polar bear cubs were in a den. At the Wapusk National Park in eastern Canada, a mother polar bear watches over her young cubs.
“The winter is done, and at Wapusk we had the unusual opportunity to observe the bear cubs emerge for the first time after being born in hibernation,” said 45-year-old Mexican photographer Natalia Del Rio, who captured the polar bears.
In the Wapusk National Park, two or three-month-old cubs of polar bears are seen with their mother.