Smiling polar bear cub greets the world

2013-03-03 21:43
Lula the baby bear from Buffalo. (Buffalo Zoo,Facebook)

Lula the baby bear from Buffalo. (Buffalo Zoo,Facebook)

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Buffalo - A smiling, playful 3-month-old polar bear cub has made its public début at the Buffalo Zoo in western New York state.

The fluffy white cub was introduced on Friday as the zoo announced the next phase of fund raising for a new $18m polar bear exhibit. About $4 m is still needed.

The Buffalo Zoo says it's one of only two zoos in North America to have polar bear births in 2012.

The cub is still too small to exhibit but she's visible via closed-circuit television at the zoo on weekday afternoons.

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