(BABY POLAR BEAR/ANIMAL VIDEO) There’s something particularly endearing about polar bears. From Germany’s famous polar bear Knut to the icons of Coca-Cola, these endangered animals can’t help but be stars. And little Siku is no exception. Only a month old and he already has over 12, 000 fans on Facebook, and several very popular videos on Youtube. One thing’s for sure, we all wish we could help care for this cutie! — Global Animal
New York Daily News, Nina Mandell
He may be only a month old, but one baby polar bear is a YouTube star.
Siku, who was born last month at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park, is being hand-raised at the Danish zoo because his mother doesn’t make enough milk to feed him, according to reports.
He’s captured admirers around the world. One video posted of him shows the cub napping, stretching out his arms and looking content with a rub from one of the zookeepers.
“I freaking love it!!!” one commenter wrote on YouTube. “I want a baby polar bear.”
It takes three zookeepers to keep 24/7 tabs on the adorable cub.
He weighs a healthy 7 pounds, park manager Frank Vigh-Larsen told the Mirror.
The Daily Mail points out that Siku could follow in the paw prints of another beloved polar bear, Knut, who was a favorite attraction at the Berlin Zoo.
He died in March at the age of 4 from complications due to encephalitis.
Admirers are hoping Siku has a much longer life.
“I hope all goes well,” one commenter added on YouTube. “Thumbs up!”