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A polar bear cub is taking social media by storm after a video of the animal experiencing snow for the first time was posted by the Toronto Zoo earlier this week.

Watch polar bear cub experience snow for the first time


Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:38 PM - A polar bear cub is taking social media by storm after a video of the animal experiencing snow for the first time was posted by the Toronto Zoo earlier this week.

It's Polar Bear Month at the zoo and what better way to celebrate than with this adorable footage. The video was posted to Facebook on Friday and has since been viewed over 110,000 times.

The female bear who has yet to be named, turned three months old on Thursday. She was born in November and now weighs 7.5 kg and is feeding five times a day.

The Toronto Zoo - Photos from The Toronto Zoo's post | Facebook

"This week she was introduced to snow for the first time and will continue to spend time outdoors daily to slowly become familiarized with the area which will become her new home," the zoo's website reads.

Aurora, the cub's mother, gave birth to two polar bear cubs and despite showing perfect maternal instincts, one of the cubs sadly did not survive.

After spending some time in the Zoo's intensive care unit, the remaining female cub is now in the maternity den of the polar bear exhibit. However, she is not on display for the public. The zoo says they will share details about when the cub will be making her public debut on social media.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's another cute video featuring Kali, a 995 pound, three-year-old polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri enjoying a heart-shaped ice treat.

The 202-pound snack was stuffed with mackerel, capelin and apples. 

SOURCE: Toronto Zoo | YouTube

Watch more: From polar bears to polar vortex. Here's how cold it is across Eastern Canada.

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