The Toledo Zoo has finally revealed the genders of the twin polar bear cubs born in late 2022 to Crystal as half of a breeding program.
In a Fb publish Friday, the Toledo Zoo in Ohio introduced the cubs have been each males. The zoo wrote: ‘Brrrrrrreaking information!!! Earlier than Nuka’s departure, he helped reveal the cubs’ genders with an enrichment exercise supplied by our keepers. The cubs will want names, so keep tuned for his or her naming contest!’
The cubs have been born to 23-year-old polar bear Crystal as a component of a breeding program.
These concerned in this system had been hoping for one cub, however they acquired two.
The male polar bear who sired the twins, Nuka, 17, initially from Detroit Zoo, was relocated to one other zoo late February as a component of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan.
The 2 cubs are Crystal’s eighth and ninth. They’re anticipated to seem in entrance of zoo guests later this spring
Within the video, to reveal the gender of the cubs, a soaking moist Nuka approaches a bathtub with ‘Boy’ and ‘Lady’ written on it.
He takes the tubs into the water, holding it together with his jaws.
Two blue objects fall from the container, indicating that the cubs are two boys.
The 2 are seen within the care of their mom and enjoying with one another within the video.
The smaller cub was 14 kilos and the bigger one was 19 kilos.
Pictured: Crystal. The zoo will maintain a naming contest for the 2 cubs
Within the video announcement, Michael Frushour, the zoo’s curator of mammals, mentioned of the the gender take a look at: ‘It’s a very fast examination. We type of get our fingers on them. Get a fast vet test with the veterinarian. He’ll intercourse test them to discover out their gender. Then we give them proper again to momma as quickly as attainable.’
He mentioned as soon as they ‘get simpler on their toes’, they are going to exit to the pool ‘to see water for the primary time’ and take a dip in it.
The 2 cubs are Crystal’s eighth and ninth.
They’re anticipated to seem in entrance of zoo guests later this spring.
The zoo will maintain a naming contest for the 2 cubs.
Earlier this 12 months, zoo officers had requested group members to guess the genders of the cubs.
In a Fb publish Thursday, it was revealed that out of 2,978 votes, 17 per cent anticipated twin women, 71 per cent guessed one boy and one woman, and 12 per cent guessed the cubs have been twin boys.
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