Monday 22 January 2018

Great Britain's first Andean bear cub has ventured out of its den to say hello

It looks like the outdoors is going to be a popular destination for this bear.

By Max McLean

Would you like to meet Great Britain’s first Andean bear cub? Of course you would.

The fuzzy creature spent months in its den after being born at Chester Zoo, and for the first time has decided to pop outside and see what the world is all about.

But what do you do upon your first trip outside? Explore of course.

Andean bears are the only bears to inhabit South America, and are listed as vulnerable to extinction.

This particular cub is yet to be sexed, but could help preserve the species.

Crawling over branches, playing with bark and generally being a curious cub, this little bear appears to be having a great time.


Who would want to go back in the den after all that excitement?

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