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Your morning adorable: Polar bear cubs explore the outdoors for the first time at Ouwehands Zoo

March 2, 2011 | 12:02 pm

Two newborn polar bear cubs walk outside their enclosure for the first time at the Ouwehands Zoo

At the Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands, twin polar bear cubs born in late November ventured outside for the very first time last week.

The cubs, named Siku and Sesi (Inuit words for sea ice and snow, respectively), were born to mother Freedom and father Viktor. Their maternal grandmother, Huggies, also lives at the zoo.

If you can't get enough of Siku and Sesi, might we recommend checking out their nursery webcam on the Ouwehands Zoo's website? (As we type, the cubs are wrestling under their mother's watchful gaze, making it a little difficult to concentrate on the matter at hand.)

See more photos and video of Siku, Sesi and Freedom after the jump!

Two newborn polar bear cubs follow their mother Freedom

Two newborn polar bear cubs hide under their mother Freedom

Two newborn polar bear cubs hide underneath their mother Freedom

Two newborn polar bear cubs peer out from their enclosure for the first time

Two newborn polar bear cubs play next to their mother Freedom

Freedom the polar bear with her cubs

Freedom the polar bear with her twin cubs

A polar bear cub follows its mother

Polar bear cubs follow their mother

Polar bear cub with its mother

Two newborn polar bear cubs play with a chunk of frozen fish

Two newborn polar bear cubs hide underneath their mother Freedom

One of the two newborn polar bear cubs is seen with its mother Freedom while being out of their enclosure for the first time at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen

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Your morning adorable: Polar bear cubs frolic in St. Petersburg snow
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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo credits: 1st-6th: Jerry Lampen / Reuters
7th-9th photos: Valerie Kuypers / EPA
10th-11th photos: Freek van den Bergh / AFP/Getty Images
Videos: Ouwehands Zoo via YouTube
12th-14th photos: Jerry Lampen / Reuters

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