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Polar bear gives birth to twins at Ohio zoo

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Toledo Zoo in Ohio announced the birth of twin polar bears, but the newborns won't be on public display until next year.

The zoo said in a Facebook post that mother bear Crystal, 24, gave birth to twins, her eighth and ninth cubs.

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The cubs, fathered by 18-year-old Nuka, are the first polar bear twins born at the zoo since 2012, the post said.

The twins are being kept in an off-exhibit area with their mother until 2023, but the zoo is live streaming the family on its YouTube channel from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

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