Polar bear cub dies at animal park

21st March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Visitors to the Ouwehands Animal Park in Rhenen have reported seeing a three-and-half-month old polar bear cub dead in its enclosure.

RHENEN - The cub, called Swimmer, was the smallest one of a pair of born on 14 December 2008.

Swimmer weighed just four kilos at birth but the other, Walker, weighed 10 kilos.

The heavier cub is said to be in good health. Ouwehands authorities say they cannot determine cause of death as yet.

The mother, Huggies, was found on a iceberg off the Siberian coast in 1994 and transported to the Dutch wildlife park.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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