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