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Cute baby polar bear wide awake on Christmas

Posted: 5:51 PM, Dec 26, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-26 17:51:06-05
Cute baby polar bear wide awake on Christmas

Remember the viral video of the baby polar bear opening her eyes? She is back with a new video, and this video is just as cute.

The now 7-week-old cub was wide awake on Christmas as her eyes were wide open, as she was busy crawling around the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. She continues to be cared for 24 hours a day at the fourth-busiest zoo in America.

Since her first video was released two weeks ago, she has grown a bit. She is has grown to 17-inches long and 6 pounds. 

"She likes to scoot around on her yoga mats, which make her back legs stronger as she pushes off with them more each day," the Columbus Zoo said on its Facebook post. "This week she started teething and likes to chew on her frozen or room temperature rings which help."

The original video of the cub released by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio has been viewed 1.7 million times, and has been shared more than 30,000 times, as of Wednesday evening. 

The zoo that was formerly run by renowned zookeeper Jack Hanna welcomes nearly 2.5 million visitors annually. The zoo has recently seen record attendance with its famous Wildlights holiday display, which has seen a boost due to record warmth in Ohio.

 

 

POLAR BEAR CUB UPDATE: Happy Holidays from this little polar bear girl. She is now 7 weeks old and growing up fast! She weighs a little over 6 pounds and measures 17.5 inches long. As you can see, both her eyes are wide open and she is very active. She likes to scoot around on her yoga mats, which make her back legs stronger as she pushes off with them more each day. This week she started teething and likes to chew on her frozen or room temperature rings which help! She receives feedings every 4 hours and her care team is with her 24 hours a day. The staff is pleased with how she is progressing, but are still taking things day by day.

Posted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, December 25, 2015

 

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs.