Little polar bear in Ohio – level 3
After a mother polar bear named Aurora stopped caring for her female polar bear cub, the zoo staff have looked after her in Ohio.
The cub was born weighing only 200 grams and she had to be incubated and then kept warm in a room. The staff fed her six times a day on a special polar bear cub formula made up of kitten milk replacement and herring oil brought in on special order.
After 52 days, the little cutie weighs 3 kilograms and her temperature is dropping, meaning that she may be leaving her safe, warm room.
Difficult words: cub (a young bear), be incubated (when people keep a baby in a warm container to protect the baby and help it feel comfortable), formula (a baby’s liquid food which is not the mother’s milk), herring (a small, silvery fish), cutie (somebody cute – beautiful).
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What kind of care will the cub receive once she leaves the warm room?
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