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Siku was born last year on Nov. 22, but when staff at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park discovered his mother, Ilka, could not produce milk, they began bottle-feeding him.
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ROLLING IN THE DEEP
Since then, adorable Siku has become a worthy successor to Knut and is helping the Scandinavian Wildlife Park deliver a message of conservation.
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PURE AS SNOW
Siku’s name comes from the word for “sea ice” in Eskimo and Inuit languages.
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The Scandinavian Wildlife Park will remain Siku’s home for the rest of his life, because he will never have the skills required to survive the conditions of the Arctic.
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Polar bears depend entirely on sea ice for their survival in the wild, but with the diminishing levels of sea ice in the Arctic, experts predict polar bears could disappear by 2050.
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How can you help? Like the catchphrase goes: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. Doing simple things like buying products with less packaging and swapping clothes instead of buying new ones can reduce carbon emissions.
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Need more Siku? Watch him live on the Siku Cam, which streams daily for two hours starting at 9 a.m. ET.
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After being such a good ambassador for polar bear conservation, Siku deserves a nap!
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And, he’s out.