What the hell is up with that? The mother, living in her unnatural environment, is neglecting the cubs, so they decide to get all Darwinian.
Three tiny polar bear cubs are being allowed to starve to death after a zoo took the controversial decision not to rear them by hand if their mother continued to neglect them.
Mother bears Vera and Wilma gave birth three weeks and five weeks ago at Nuremberg Zoo in southern Germany. It is thought they have six cubs between them. Wilma is displaying the signs of being a good mother, but Vera shows no interest in her young.
She frequently strolls out of her cave, where the hungry cries of her babies can be heard from within, and she lazes for hours outside her lair.
So instead of stepping in and hand feeding them, they're going to let them starve. Deputy zoo director won't intervene because it will allegedly intervene with Vera's parenting practice. Starve those baby bears! That will teach her! More likely, she just won't care. So the bear cubs die a gruesome suffering death for no reason.
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