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Wolf babies born in Schönbrunn

Wolf babies born in Schönbrunn

These cuddly Artic wolf cubs have got every right to look a bit frosty - after they emerged into the world for the first time in the middle of a 27 degree heatwave.

The three-week-old youngsters - born to live comfortably in minus 60 degree temperatures in Alaska - got their first sight of life outside their den in Austria's Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna.

Mum Inja kept a watchful eye over her Arctic monkeys as they played together in front of delighted visitors.

Zoo director Dagmar Schratter said: "Inja is very careful and protective and only lets them out when it is quiet at the zoo and she believes it is safe enough to do so. You will need a lot of patience if you want to see them."

One keeper added: "It is a bit warm for them but they're a very adaptable breed."

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