Strobel: Polar bears are the sharks of the snow

The new polar bear frolicks in his enclosure at the Toronto Zoo on Family Day Monday, Feb. 17,...

The new polar bear frolicks in his enclosure at the Toronto Zoo on Family Day Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Mike Strobel, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

TORONTO -- Cute and cuddly, my frost-bitten ass.

In a few years, that “adorable” bundle of white fur at the Toronto Zoo will have just one thought when it sees you: Mmmmm. Lunch.

Polars bears are the sharks of snow, the last predator you want to meet in the wild, unless you carry a bazooka. They have no fear of man. We’re just another ringed seal, an appetizer for their beluga buffet.

We don’t care. We’re suckers for a pretty, fuzzy face.

It explains the rise of Justin Trudeau.

But few things are prettier or fuzzier than the puss on that polar pup at the zoo.

Videos of his first steps, first bath, and his introduction to snow have topped seven million views on YouTube.

On the weekend he made his public debut. They oohed and aahed. Even CP24’s Cam Woolley, a burly ex-cop, cooed, “He’s soooooo cute!”

The cub took in the throngs, licked his chops and drooled. His tummy growled, his black eyes glittered greedily.


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