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Danish zoo raises polar bear cub by hand

Month-old orphaned polar bear Siku is being hand-raised at a Danish zoo – but not for long. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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Polar bear cub Siku is seen at Skandinavisk Dyrepark in Djursland, Denmark.


AP reports:

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish zoo says a month-old polar bear cub is being raised by humans after his mother failed to produce enough milk to feed him.

Scandinavian Wildlife Park manager Frank Vigh-Larsen says Siku is doing "really fine." The cub now weighs 7 pounds (3.2 kilograms grams) — against 3 pounds (1.8 kilograms) at birth.

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