T.O. zoo continues to breed polar bears after cubs' death

Three cubs born to the Toronto Zoo's polar bear Aurora, seen here with Nakita, have died. (QMI...

Three cubs born to the Toronto Zoo's polar bear Aurora, seen here with Nakita, have died. (QMI Agency file)

Ian Robertson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:28 AM ET

TORONTO — Aurora may get a third chance to become a nurturing polar bear mom.

Despite her three most recent cubs dying, Toronto Zoo officials want to continue a breeding program to help the species survive, mammals curator Maria Franke said Tuesday.

The 11-year-old may get a third chance following the completion of a investigation into why the three baby bears died within three days of being born last Thursday.


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