Toronto Zoo polar bear cub thriving after rough start (Video)

The Toronto Zoo polar bear cub is seen Jan. 6, 2014. (Courtesy Toronto Zoo)

WASHINGTON – A tiny polar bear cub is giving the National Zoo’s panda cub, Bao Bao, a run in the cuteness department.

The cub, born at the Toronto Zoo on Nov. 9, 2013, had a rough start after he was born. Two of his siblings didn’t make it past the first 48 hours.

A few days after birth, the cub was transferred to the Zoo’s intensive care unit, where he has received continuous care by a team of experts.

Happily, the cub is making progress, the Zoo reports.

His coat is getting thicker and is becoming more active and mobile, the Zoo reports.

Watch video below of the adorable cub’s first steps:

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