What Do Polar Bears Dream About?

“(clowns… clowns everywhere… need to escape… why is this iceberg covered in tin foil? No thank you, President Eisenhower, I don’t like Coca-Cola… could someone turn off the samba music and rub my belly, please? Meelks, I must have meelks… or a Tom Collins…)”

POLAR BEAR CUB UPDATE: At 5 weeks old, the polar bear cub is doing very well; she weighs a little over 4 pounds and measures 16 inches long! Both eyes have started to open as of yesterday, but they are not fully open yet. The care staff says the sound that she makes in the video is of contentment. Her motor skills are improving each day and she has started trying to stand up on all fours, especially when she’s ready for her next meal! She is on six feedings a day, every four hours. The team has been evaluating her daily needs and provides care 24/7.

Posted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, December 11, 2015

Via the Columbus Zoo on Facebook.

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8 thoughts on “What Do Polar Bears Dream About?

  1. ffleur2 December 14, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Poor mama must get no sleep denned up with that little squirmy monkey. Cute polar babies be any cuter? I don’t think so.

    • Night Owl December 14, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      About an hour and half ago they showed it on (german) TV and said its mother abandoned it but the sound means the baby is feeling great. It’s well cared for.

      • Night Owl December 14, 2015 / 4:38 pm

        Also today on news: Angela Merkel got a new companion

  2. ffleur2 December 14, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    Could not cute – typo but somehow it still works.

  3. patris December 14, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    I do many of the same things in the warm soft strange space between sleep and wakefulness, yet I am not nearly so cute.

    Also, I am overcome by the desire to stick my pinkie in his mouf so he has something to suck on besides his own tongue.

  4. Saffron December 14, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I feel that in his sleep those noises are actually him telling us the solutions to al the mysteries of the universe.

    Or asking for meelks.

    • Faye December 14, 2015 / 10:25 pm

      Wise little baby.
      The pinkness, whiteness, roundness of belly, plus purrings… I could watch this all day.

      How do the hoomins stay awake. That sound is so soothing.

  5. Kar December 14, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    Judging by that distended belly, we have had LOTS of meelk.

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