Wednesday 21 November 2018

Chester Zoo releases video update on baby sun bear as cub turns one month old

Keepers said the cub is wide-eyed, growing up fast and starting to wriggle around independently.

Chester Zoo has released a video update on its sun bear cub. (Chester Zoo)
Chester Zoo has released a video update on its sun bear cub. (Chester Zoo)

By Emily Chudy, Press Association

Chester Zoo has released an adorable video of the UK’s first baby sun bear as the cub reaches one month old.

Posting the update on Facebook, keepers said: “Milli’s little sun bear cub is growing up fast!

“The little one is wide-eyed, growing up fast and starting to wriggle around independently from mum. It’s even developed its iconic sun bear crest.”

Milli's special cub is 30 days old today! 🐻 The little one is wide-eyed, growing up fast and starting to wriggle around independently from mum. It's even developed its iconic sun bear crest. 😍

Posted by Chester Zoo on Friday, July 13, 2018

The video, in which visitors can see the bear cub’s distinctive markings for the first time, has over 40,000 views.

The cub, which has not yet been named, was born in June.

🐻 UK's FIRST SUN BEAR BORN 🐻 After a tough start to life, these RESCUED bears have just had a baby... how amazing is this story?! 😍

Posted by Chester Zoo on Thursday, June 28, 2018

The baby’s parents, Milli and Tony, were rescued from illegal wildlife traders in Cambodia as cubs and nursed back to health before arriving at Chester Zoo.

The world’s smallest bears, sun bears are a rare and endangered species from south east Asia.

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