Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Beary Weary

Isn't this little polar bear, at the Nuremberg Zoo in Germany, is the cutest thing ever? At 4 weeks old & 3.75 pounds, the zookeepers decided to raise the cub, because its mother appeared to reject him/her (they don't know the sex yet).

Mother polar bears will often eat their young if rejected for some reason. Since polar bears are endangered, the scientists dutifully stepped in.

Before you call the zoo & ask for the adoption papers, remember that little cubby will grow to between 660 & 1,320 pounds or more, and "will eat anything it can kill." I guess that pretty much rules out joyous, carefree petdom in the American suburbs for little polar bear.
(And I thought my kitties were intrusive)

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