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Polar bear cubs playing with their mom is the cutest thing you will see today

Polar bear cubs playing with their mom is the cutest thing you will see today

In the wild, polar bear cubs stay with their mums for at least 18 months after birth.

It had been 20 years since Munich's Hellabrunn zoo saw the birth of polar bear cubs before Giovanna, one of the female polar bears at the zoo, gave birth to twin cubs. Weighing only 300-400 grams, the two fuzzy cubs are now five-weeks old.

Through cameras in the bear's enclosure, the zoo has been monitoring the growth of the two cubs that were born last month. Zoo officials will not be able to examine the cubs until they leave their enclosure, which isn't likely to happen before March. Busy snuggling with their mother, the cubs seem to be doing well as of now.

Polar bear cubs are born blind and are very fragile; they have to be nurtured and cared for delicately at least for the first few months of their lives. In the wild, they stay with their mothers for at least 18 months.

Watch the two cubs open their eyes and look at their mother for the first time, in this video. Prepare to melt.

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first published:January 20, 2014, 12:46 IST