Slug: CTY bears28p Date: 11/27/2007 The Blade/Amy E. Voigt Location: Toledo, Ohio Caption: Zachary Spears, 3, from Waterville watches as male polar bear cub Nikita carries a whole salmon which he will eat in celebration of Nikita's first birthday. The other twin bears Aurora and Anana, who were born to Crystal, also celebrated earlier in the day with special treats. Only four cubs were born in North American zoos in 2006 and three of them were born at The Toledo Zoo. THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGTEnlarge
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Zachary Spears, 3, of Waterville checks out the meal of salmon in the mouth of year-old Nikita in the Arctic Encounter exhibit at the Toledo Zoo. The special dinner is part of a treat given to Nikita and two other polar bear cubs, Anana and Aurora, to mark their first birthday. Only four polar bears were born in captivity in North America last year.
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