The UK’s first sun bear cub was born at Chester Zoo in June and fans have been tracking the adorable little one’s progress on social media.
The latest video shows the cub, who has yet to be named, enjoying hugs with their mum Milli in their indoor habitat.
“It’s a learning curve for Milli, but she’s doing everything right,” Chester Zoo wrote on Facebook. “She’s positioning the cub so it can feed properly and using her characteristically long tongue to keep her infant clean.”
Sun bears are the world’s smallest bears, and earlier footage shows just how tiny the little one was just a month ago.
Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals, said after the cub’s birth: “Chester Zoo was specially selected to work with Milli and Toni and continue their care… It’s simply fantastic that we’ve been able to help them come this far and have a cub together.”
The birth is a boon for sun bears, which are a rare and endangered species from south east Asia.