There are two new polar bear cubs at the Toronto Zoo. Their mother were killed by a hunter in Polar Bear Provincial Park and there were found wandering near the James Bay coast in norther Ontario. They were too young to survive n their own so they were sent to the Metro Toronto Zoo. They have been named Aurora and Nikita. I’ve taken these set of photos over a 7 month period from May 2001 to December 2001.
This is taken on May 2001. The polar bear cubs Aurora and Nikita are still quite young. Don’t they just look like two furry snow balls? They are fed at 12 o’clock every day.
This is taken on September 2001. The polar bear cubs are now much bigger. They like to play fight just like any other teenagers. Now that we have two together, some stand off is unavoidable.
Photo taken on October 28, 2001, the cubs are much much bigger. Even though much bigger than they were 9 month ago, they are still much smaller than an adult polar bear.
Photo taken on November 25, 2001.
These are taken on December 9, 2001. The cubs are so large now that I can hardly recognize them. Because the Toronto zoo still have 3 adult polar bear and existing facility is not big enough to take care of the pair, they will be moved to a polar bear habitat in Cochrane on loan by February 2002.