Daphne, Chloe and Montmorency starred in their first public appearance on Thursday (24 April). The?
Daphne, Chloe and Montmorency starred in their first public appearance on Thursday (24 April). The setting was an enclosure at London Zoo and the audience consisted mostly of camera-happy newsmen and excited children.
Daphne, Chloe and Montmorency are North American black bear cubs -- and the first triplets of their species to be born at the Zoo. They made their debut under the watchful eye of mother Bessie on a warm Spring day.
After romping around for a while the cubs got stage fright, shied away from the crowd and hid behind some rocks. Mother Bessie decided that too much admiration might turn a young bear's head and led the triplets firmly back into the seclusion of their den.