On December 3, 2015, the Toledo Zoo’s sixteen-year-old female polar bear, Crystal, gave birth to a cub. “This is the fifth time polar bear cubs have been born at the Toledo Zoo, for a total of seven cubs since 2006,” said Dr. Randi Meyerson, assistant director of animal programs. “We are very excited about the successful birth and rearing of this cub. The cub still has a lot of important milestones [to achieve], but we are cautiously optimistic that both mom and cub will continue to thrive.” Can’t wait to see the cub? As excited as the Zoo is, they are honoring this important bonding period, as mother and cub remain secluded as they would in the wild.