Twin polar cubs got their first look at the world today as they explored their enclosure at a zoo in Germany. The cubs emerged from their den with their mother Giovanna 14 weeks after they were born at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich. They were soon squabbling and rolling about in the mud, much to the delight of photographers.

Giovanna and her twin polar bear cubs emerge from their denReuters
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The cubs get their first taste of fresh airGetty
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The twins have a quick play fightGetty
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The cubs stick close to mum as she shows them around their enclosureGetty
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They get their first look at water...Getty
...and discover it's wet and coldGetty
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The cubs chase each other up a fallen treeReuters
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And engage in a bit of muddy rough and tumbleReuters
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Having the paparazzi follow your every move gets annoyingGetty
So the muddy cubs head back to the shelter of mumGetty
Time for a feed and nap. Exhausting, hungry work, this exploring larkGetty