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Watch: Polar bear cub learns to swim

Summer hasn't been here long, but a polar bear cub born in the Ranua Wildlife Park in Lapland last November has already learned to dog paddle.

Video: Pentu uimassa

The cub is becoming increasingly independent. These days mother Venus can relax on nearby rocks while her baby plays in the water.

"Finland's Knut" has become a national sensation and the zoo is expecting the cuddly creature to bring in some 10,000 additional visitors this summer.

The Ranua Zoo is located in south-central Finnish Lapland, east of Kemi.

The polar bear cub is the first to survive birth in Finland.

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