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The Scoop: Welcome Flocke!

It's official — this 5-week-old polar bear cub has been named Flocke by zookeepers in Nuremberg today. They'd already affectionately dubbed the fuzzy one with that name meaning "flake" and ended up sticking to it. This baby was rescued after mother bear, Vera, appeared to be increasingly aggressive towards the cub, picking her up and dropping her . . . and just days after another new zoo mother bear, Vilma, ate her two babies. Despite Flocke's young age, her international popularity may soon rival Knut, the hand-raised Berlin Zoo "orphan" that turned one back in December. I can't wait to see more pictures and videos of both cubs growing up . . . and wonder if there will one day be a love connection between the two?!

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CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
I want one! ;)
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
ohhhhh my gosh!! That is just too cute for words!
tglynn tglynn 8 years
awww! At first glance I thought she was a puppy!
Alekxandra Alekxandra 8 years
So... Cute! I think he definitely rivals Knut in cuteness. Just look at that tongue!
vinnie vinnie 8 years
Can I babysit? I want to give him little kisses!
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
Oh My God!!! What an adorable little one!! :love:
koffeekat koffeekat 8 years
Awwww!! Isn't that the cutest thing!! I luv babies!
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 8 years
Look at him sleeping with his tongue sticking out!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Oh my god what a little cutie :love: I wanna cuddle him!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
So adorable! Yeah Flocke could rival Knut for cuteness and eventually brute strength.
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