Polar bear twins roughhousing at Rhenen Zoo


On 1 December 2011 one of the female polar bears at Rhenen Zoo gave birth to triplets. Unfortunately, one of them didn't survive the first difficult moments in the 'new' world. The surviving two youngsters are alive and kicking as you can see in this video, where you see them playing to their hearts content. It is just a snapshot of the total time they played with each other -- they were tireless so it went on and on and on. This allowed me to switch position in the meantime, but the blue coloured viewing window -- built for close encounters with the bears -- was quite disastrous for the quality of the footage. Therefore I decided to make the video black&white.At the moment, August 2013, the polar bear group of Rhenen Zoo comprises three adults (Victor the male, Freedom and Huggies the two females) and the adolescent twins, Luca and Lynn.

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map


"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


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