The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo says the 25-pound bundle of joy is being slowly acclimated to an outdoor exhibit. The Andean bear cub is still awaiting a name.
Zoo Director Scott Silver says the “little guy” is more than just “adorable.” He is a symbol of what the world could lose when a species is in danger of extinction.
The Queens Zoo is breeding Andean bears as part of a co-operative program called the Species Survival Plan.
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The ball of fluff has a white, freckled nose that offsets his dark coat.
He was born in the winter to 4-year-old Nicole and 6-year-old Bouba.
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The zoo said the cub, which has not been named yet, is part of their program to breed Andean bears in cooperation with the Species Survival Plan. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP) In this May 1, 2017 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, an Andean bear cub climbs on a tree branch at the Queens Zoo in the Queens borough of New York.
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NEW YORK — An “aww” inspiring bear cub is making his public debut in New York City.