Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Siku, the baby Polar Bear - Denmark - 2 WebCams

I always enjoy watching Polar Bears on webcams. 

I am glad to learn that 2 webcams make it possible for us to watch Siku, the baby Polar Bear growup at the Scandinavian Wildlife park in Northern Denmark.

Siku - "name means “sea ice” in Eskimo/Inuit languages"

The webpage says "for now he comes out to play 8 - 11am EDT"
 The website plays recorded video of  Siku at other times!/live-cams/player/siku-cam-1!/live-cams/player/siku-cam-2

Below are 2 articles about Siku:
Goodbye, Productivity: Zoo Broadcasts Baby Polar Bear Siku on Live Cam
Planned on getting actual work done today? Sorry in advance.

By Sonia van Gilder Cooke | @svangildercooke
February 29, 2012

Three-month-old polar bear Siku first became a celebrity last December, when videos of the then 4-week-old cub snoozing and getting back rubs from his keepers hit the Internet. The cub, who is inclined to stick out his little pink tongue, is being hand-reared at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark after his mother failed to produce enough milk to feed him.

Organizers have promised that the camera will in no way disrupt Siku’s routine or bother him with lights or noise. So don’t feel any guilt for tuning in to watch the little creature tumble and play.

Denmark’s Adorable Baby Polar Bear Siku Will Not Be Another Knut, Handlers Say
By Jeffrey Kofman      @JeffreyKofman
Feb 27, 2012 8:46am

Vigh-Larsen told ABC News he has already turned down offers of corporate Siku sponsorship, Siku toys and a Siku Hollywood film, but has accepted help from two American foundations to make Siku an ambassador for polar bears in the wild.

When Siku turns 2, he will be moved into the seven-acre, open-air polar bear compound at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park, where he will be able to frolic with the four adult polar bears big bears in what is said to be the biggest polar bear compound in the world.

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