It’s not often that zoos get to celebrate the birth of a polar bear. This winter, however, the Toledo Zoo in Ohio was blessed with the arrival of twin polar bear cubs. They are the park’s first baby bears born since 2012, making it an extra special occasion.
Crystal, a 24-year-old female, and Nuka, an 18-year-old male, gave birth to twin cubs. “In the hopes of mating to sustain this endangered species, the polar bear Species Survival Program (SSP) issued a breeding recommendation for Crystal,” the Toledo Zoo said on Instagram. “In March of this year, we welcomed Nuka to the Toledo Zoo to begin that process.”
Due to their age, the genders of the cubs are still unknown. They are also being kept away from the public for the time being, but will make their debut some time in the spring of 2023. However, those interested in seeing the cubs in action have the opportunity to jump onto the Toledo Zoo’s livestream, which takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.