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Denmark’s new darling is polar bear baby Siku, who was born November 22 in the Skandinavisk Dyrepark zoo. His mother didn’t have enough milk to sustain her new, super cute offspring. If he stayed with the mother, Ilka, he would surely die – so the zoo administration decided to try to raise Siku themselves.
The survival of baby Siku is now in the hands of zoo director Frank Vigh-Larsen. The tiny creature needs to be fed from a bottle eight times a day – and it is working, he has grown by almost two kilos since he was born.
“Siku” means “Ocean ice” in Greenlandic. The zoo administrators hope that, if Siku reaches maturity, he can be a part of the international breeding programme for polar bears that zoos around the world participate in. The arctic bear is an endangered species, and massive efforts are being made to ensure the future of these magnificent animals.
Being a bottle-baby of the social media age, you can of course follow Siku on Facebook. Will this become Northern Europe’s newest Facebook sensation? The cuteness factor should certainly ensure shareability. And you can enjoy more photos of Siku at the zoo homepage. He has already been a massive hit on the BBC website and on the Mirror site.
And on that note, I wish all readers of Social Media Nordic a very happy Christmas!