• Polar Bear Cub born at Sea World

Polar Bear Cub

Following the birth of two Polar Bear cubs at Sea World on Wednesday 26 April, despite the best efforts of the veterinarian and animal care teams, sadly one of the cubs passed away on Saturday 6 May. Whilst it is not uncommon to lose cubs from a litter in all environments, the Sea World team are deeply saddened by the loss.

The second cub remains in the care of mum Liya and she is displaying positive and confident maternal behaviours towards the cub.

The Polar Bear team are continuing to carefully observe Liya and the cub 24 hours a day through state-of-the-art monitoring systems and remain cautiously optimistic for the welfare of the cub during this extremely critical period.

The cub will spend the first stage of its life in the maternity den with Liya. We hope to determine the gender of the cub when it leaves the den in approximately July.

The Polar Bears at Sea World are ambassadors for their species and play a vital role in raising awareness of the effects of global warming. Current research indicates that Polar Bear numbers in the wild are declining, with 22,000 – 31,000 bears remaining worldwide.

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Special Baby Polar Bear Viewing


Village Theme Park Members and new VIP Magic Pass holders* who use their pass for the first time before 30 June 2017 will soon receive a very special opportunity to be amongst the first to see our beautiful baby Polar Bear.

You’ll get to hear all about the gorgeous cub from one of our very proud team members, and gain an insight into the incredible world of Polar Bears all before Sea World is open to the public.

This money can’t buy experience will commence from approximately September 2017 and qualified pass holders will receive an email on how to book their free and exclusive experience.

For your chance to see the Polar Bears, buy theme park tickets online to visit Sea World today!

*Valid for VIP Magic Passes expiring 30 June 2018 and purchased from themeparks.com.au, by calling 133 386 or via theme park front gates only. The Pass must be activated on the first visit before 30 June 2017.