A polar bear cub takes its wobbly first steps at Gold Coast's Sea World
Sea World's polar bear cub is on the move, with video from inside its den at the Australian theme park showing its wobbly first steps.
The seven-week-old cub's strength is improving and it has begun getting up onto its feet to start exploring the Gold Coast den it shares with mother Liya.
Sea World director of marine sciences Trevor Long said the cub's latest development meant it wouldn't be long until the bear was able to venture outside for the first time.
"It is an exciting time for our team as we begin to get a first glimpse into the cub's personality with the little one starting to interact with mum Liya outside of feeding and sleeping," Long said.
The cub, whose gender remains unknown, and its twin were born on April 26 with the other bear dying a couple of weeks later despite intervention from Sea World staff.