Lonely Planet Writer

Polar bears at German zoo enjoy a birthday cone

An adult polar bear at the Tierpark Hellabrynn zoo.
An adult polar bear at the Tierpark Hellabrynn zoo. Image by Allie_Caulfield / CC BY 2.0

Twin polar bears Nela and Nobby celebrated their first birthday at Munich’s Tierpark Hellabrynn zoo on Tuesday with gifts in the shape of traffic cones. The cubs hit the headlines in late 2013 after they were the first polar bears to be captured on film during birth, and they were caught on camera again this week, this time delighting zoo visitors by playing gleefully with their orange toys. Read more: independent.co.uk