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Polar bear cubs on display in Toledo

In this undated photo provided by The Toledo Zoo, baby polar bears Suka and Sakari are seen at The Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio. The male and female cubs, born in November 2012, are on display at the zoo for the first time and were named after a naming contest that drew hundreds of votes.

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 6:31 p.m.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Twin polar bear cubs have made their debut in The Toledo Zoo and are on display for the first time.

The cubs were born in November, and zoo officials say they're the only cubs in the country being raised by their mother.

They were named Suka and Sakari earlier this week; a naming contest drew hundreds of votes.

Zoo officials say the cubs should be on display with their mother daily, but could be off exhibit periodically depending on weather conditions and their unique needs.

The zoo says the cubs have an important future as ambassadors for their species, which is endangered and facing dire threats.

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