Baby polar bear in the mirror

February 1, 2008 8:54:32 PM PST
A polar bear cub in Germany had a very exciting day. She saw her reflection for the very first time.

Five-week-old Flocke seemed to enjoy seeing herself in a mirror. She stuck out her tongue a few times, and then moved in for a closer look.

Flocke, which means flake, is being hand-raised at the Nuremberg Zoo because keepers worried her mother would kill her.

The little bear is doing very well. Zoo officials said she is in excellent health.