The first polar bear cub born in the UK for 25 years has been out to play with its mum.
After spending four months in its maternity den with its mother Victoria, the creature emerged at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland.
Staff at expect to discover the cub’s gender in April or May, when health checks will be possible.
"Victoria quickly took the chance to go outside," head keeper Una Richardson said. "Understandably, her cub has been more cautious and is still getting used to new sights, smells and sounds."
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