Little abandoned polar bear cubs born in captivity were rejected by their mother leading four human foster mothers to take up the task of raising them.
At a safari park in Russia, the 7-week-old babies are being taken intensive care. Video footage and pictures of the cubs are winning hearts already.
The foster mothers fed the cubs warn mild and they also get hugely pampered with manicures and massages.
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The seven-year-old mother of the cubs, Seryozhka, from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic, made a den for her newborns at a safari park in Gelendzhik but unfortunately rejected the crying babies.
The keepers instantly stepped in to raise them and no harm
The foster mothers namely 39 years-old-year Anastasia and Olesya Sakhatskaya, Maria Moroz, and 31-year-old Yelena Milovidova.
Elena said, ‘They don’t seem to distinguish between the four of us.’
Recently, Russia has successfully breed wild brown bears along with Amur leopards and tigers, and reports suggest that these polar bears will not be released.
Yelena Milovidova, deputy director of the Gelendzhik Safari Park said ‘They know the scent of our skin and clothes, and sensing any of us getting close to them means just one thing: mother is here, and food is coming.’
‘There were no previous cases of nurturing polar bear cubs rejected by their mother in a Russian zoo,’
‘This is the first experience for us.’
‘In the world, there were only five or so cases of polar bear cubs raised since birth in captivity.
‘I do hope that we will succeed.’
Attempts were made to get milk from the mother to feed her babies but only blood was received, but it didn’t go to waste as it was used to give serum as vital immunity boost to the cubs.
Presently, the cubs are over four kilograms in weight and have opened their eyes recently.
As per the foster mothers, the babies will gain more weight in a couple of weeks and might also start to walk outdoors in three months.