Polar Cub Crawl

Prepare for some searingly sweet baby polar bear wriggling cuteness from the  Toronto Zoo‘s newest cub.

He’s been named Hudson and in this video he’s all, “Look Ma, I’m a sloth!”

We have Callie H. to thank for this submission and for showing us polar bear cubs don’t walk until around 4 months. Who knew?!



  1. cellarmouse says:

    i am seered…

  2. I think my heart a’sploded when he nuzzled his blankie…

  3. 4leafclover says:

    dear cuteoverload,
    you owe me 2 new ovaries, cause mine just went kaput.
    you’ll be hearing from my lawyer.

  4. Nothing is safe from the deadly Polar Bear menace as it slithers silently over the frozen tundra, flicking its pink tongue to taste the air for the scent of its prey. Many have dropped their guard at its innocent appearance. None have lived to tell the tale. Muahahahahahahah!

  5. How Soon do they start drinking Coke?

  6. Moderation already? Let’s see what’s in the ‘fridge.

  7. mmmmmm. Leftover pizza.

  8. I think my ovaries exploded.
    Ha no, I just grow another pair…

  9. He reminds me of a seal when the flop around on land. The huge paws are like flippers.

  10. SeaGypsy says:

    I want to neeble on his fuzzee wuzzee leetle ears…

  11. kibblenibble says:

    Me, too, cellarmouse. Sooo adorabuhls it hurts.

  12. I love polar bears…

    but I hate fashion fads!

  13. I wonder why the polar pups mom rejected him?? Knut from Germany died very young. I still wonder why?

  14. Must take my niece and nephew to the zoo to see him this summer!

  15. Whuh?

  16. junkshop_coyote says:

    “*sees tire* O.O! Are all those nipples for ME? *noms one* Ewww, they taste awful!”

  17. DO! NOT! MISS! This pic of Hudson at 42 days! So adorables, he’s all “O HAI!!” Also: belly. 😀

  18. Thanks for the link, Theresa–Those are great pics! I like the day 42 wave and the day 63 tongue tip. Yay for Hudson!

  19. ???

  20. i love the o hai’s ! that is a great one!!

  21. What I don’t understand is how the people you see around Husdon can resist picking him up and hugging the stuffing out of him!

  22. mebbe cuz him haz teefs?

  23. I think I get it. karen’s just rockin’ the stream of consciousness and forgot to say, “Oh by the way” I hate fashion fads.
    I could be wrong.

  24. Red Toenails says:


  25. 260Oakley says:

    “Got my paws in the air like I just don’t care!”

  26. SlaveToCat says:

    What a cutie fluffomellow.

    Someone get him a cold bottle of Coca Cola……he looks like he want to teach the world to sing….in perfect harmoneeeeeyyyy…..

  27. Fird Birfle says:


    I’ve only just watched about five seconds of him/ her and I’m already slush and mush.
    (I think there are a few brain cells remaining with which I’m heppeh that these stoopid junk Pleistocene era hamster-driven excuses for compooter “technology” ARE allowing this particular vid to roll. So. There is THAT!!!)


  28. Fird Birfle says:

    @ 4leafclover:

    1: I am enjoying yer screenname. How was St Pattie’s Day??
    2: I heartily endorse your legal case.

    3: I also heartily approve of your sign-off.

    “Not Quite” De@d, Yet, from the Floofy White Wonderfulness of this Post.

    But not……quite …..


  29. Oh, dear, I have to be Miss Language Person.This isn’t seeringly sweet, it’s searingly sweet. Seeringly implies this baby bearling is a seer. He might be, but that’s not the point of the video. Searingly means “he’s so stinking cute, his image will be seared onto your retinas.”

    Sorry, but even when I’m in the throes of cuteness induced “ooooh, lookit that!”, I need proper grammar.

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    could it be something Emo-ish?? y’know, Proust? Angst???

    Ferris? Ferris Bueller????



  31. Fird Birfle says:

    Now THAT guy (on the witness stand) is a TRUE Nyewww Yawwwkah.

    (reminds me of the Frawnsch k-niggts taunting the British/ English
    knights of King Arthur …..fart in your general die-reck-shonnn, etc. )

    Shifty Eyes

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    ALSO is everybody enjoying pyrit’s clevaire bit about “pub crawl” = “cub crawl”?
    Or am I just the only one bothering with pointing that out in the midst of all the fluffy white goodness?

  33. Those are the fuzziest ‘tocks I’ve eva seen!

  34. Ack. Error corrected. I just used the double ee for extra emphasis, yeah.

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    “THAT’s the ticket!!!”

    Tommy Flanagan,

    aka Jon Lovitz,
    via Fird Birfle

  36. That’s the cutest and most splayed crawling I’ve ever seen.

  37. That’s what happened! You betcha!

  38. I kept looking for a Gund tag to be hanging off dems!

  39. The definition of “ehn!”

  40. *sends tea and crumpets to Angel 🙂 *…and a glass of grape derived libations.

  41. I think I get it….but then again I’m functioning on little sleep.
    Ads before the clip? Or maybe the ads if you’re not reading it in RSS?

  42. *nicely puts Fird’s slush and mush in a cushioned box…and waits for her to reassemble.*

  43. victoreia says:

    IRON DISCIPLINE!!!!!1!!!!!!1!!!!!!!

    Something I don’t have….

  44. victoreia says:

    Ain’tcha glad this wasn’t posted on a week day? I’d never be able to get anything done after seeing this if I’d looked at it tomorrow!

  45. Gah. Mods…..almost made it through one week without getting sent in here. *takes a nap on the couch with a polar bear cub pillow. *

  46. Words cannot express how much I want to cuddle him!

  47. I suppose it makes sense that they’d crawl around for the first few weeks… on that slippery ice, easier than walking!

  48. What a McSquirmersons!

  49. Oh I totally read the title a couple of times “Polar Pub Crawl”. Would explain the non-walkiness of the cub. Oh they start at such a young age nowadays…
    Also, howcome nobody has mentioned the MINI STRAYCHE AND TOE TWITCH @ 0:33

  50. emmberrann says:

    I can’t help thinking that this little morselet will weigh 600(?) 1000 (?) pounds and have inches-long teeth and claws. But for the moment, wouldn’t I love to cuddle and snorgle and play with this bebeh. Un-bear-ably anerables.

  51. Oh wait, is that a pillow made to look like a polar bear cub, or are there real polar bear cubs to be used as pillows in the mod lounge today??? How do I get in???

  52. Knut turned out to have some kind of viral infection in his brain.

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    Awwwwww Emmylee!!!
    You put it into a nice, neat container and EVERYTHING!!!
    How kind are YOU?????



  54. Fird Birfle says:

    wow fascinating info Meaghan. Thankx for the science & stuff.

    Jist curious (occupational hazarde des “librariologists”…) where was this listed?
    N. Geographic?

    Truly interested.

    *poor Knut*
    But then agin, he should CERTAINLY be up in rainbow hevven now.

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    don’t see any advert’s in the video

    I just realized maybe karen might be objecting to the fashion advert/ dresses in the right column/ margin of the CO page — ??

  56. cellarmouse says:

    now that spell-checker shari has pointed out & pyrit has fixed “seer”, my straight-faced irony looks dumb…eh?…eh?…

  57. *hearts back*
    Well, it was crafts day in the mod lounge, so I figured I better put my cushioned box to use 🙂

  58. Yes, I think that’s what she meant Firdie 🙂

  59. *eyes mie*….I ain’t sharing!!!! This polar bear cub is MINE!!! 🙂

  60. tommygirl says:

    I want to smoosh my face in that fur!!

  61. We still get it, cellarmouse!

  62. Fird Birfle says:

    (but it seems that they — the words — DID do that 🙂 )

  63. Fird Birfle says:


  64. Sasha's Mum says:

    But even at 600-1000 lbs they’re still completely anerables. Just ask Rick Mercer (aka the guy with the best job in Canada).

  65. *hic* great libations! **I’m picking up grape libations; they’re giving me excitations** (with apologies to the Beach Boys)

  66. LOL

  67. Raaandom!

  68. If only I could get pick one up at FAO Shwartz and bring him home!

  69. That is the cutest litle thing i have ever seen! The polar bears gonna explode of cuteness Awh! It’s like a bomb if cuteness has fallen on it! I want to squidge it!!!!!!!