An 8-week-old polar bear being hand-reared at Ohio’s Columbus Zoo appears to be doing well after being abandoned by her mother, zoo officials stated.
The cub’s mother stopped caring for her about a week after she was born on Nov. 6, according to staff members who decided to remove the cub from the den and hand-rear her instead, CNN reported Friday.
Video released by the zoo last week shows the cub drinking from bottles and sleeping on top of a stuffed polar bear doll.
The cub weighed a little over 6 pounds and measured a little more than 17 inches long.
Zoo officials said they were pleased with the cub’s progress, but were taking things day by day.