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Bear cubs born in Baku Zoological Park

For the first time on 30.01.2023, 2 cubs of a brown bear listed in the “Red Book” of Azerbaijan weighing 800-870 g were born in the Baku Zoological Park.

When the cubs are born, their eyes are closed and their body is covered with fine fur. 3-4 months are fed with breast milk, from the third month they begin to eat berries, insects. The cubs live together with their mother for 3 years, and during this time they become completely dependent on their mother. The mother constantly protects her cubs, teaches them to swim, hunt, and defend themselves from danger.

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is the second largest terrestrial predatory animal after the polar bear. The distribution area is North America, Central Asia, Middle East Asia and Europe. The species is listed in the “Red Book” of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is listed as not requiring special care. It is believed that their number exceeds 200,000.

It should be noted that the Baku Zoological Park plays an important role in nature protection and biodiversity conservation. The main goal of the New Zoological Park is to preserve the endangered animal species listed in the “Red Book” of Azerbaijan, their reproduction and re-release into nature. The Zoological Park cooperates with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in a number of reintroduction programs. Thus, red deer and gazelles listed in the “Red Book” of Azerbaijan in the zoological park were increased in number and returned to their natural habitats. Currently, preparations are underway for the reintroduction of the Dagestan tur and the Indian porcupine.