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Toronto Zoo's Polar Bear Cub Takes His First Bath (VIDEO)

01/19/2014 03:19 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

More than two months after he was born, the Toronto Zoo's polar bear is getting his first bath.

The unnamed cub, who was born on November 9, 2013, has been a hit with online audiences everywhere, from his first steps two weeks ago to this adorable display of cleanliness.

The cub was born to Aurora, one of the zoo's two adult female polar bears, along with two siblings who sadly passed away after their mother had trouble nursing them, reported CTV. Zoo staff saw this cub was also struggling and took him away to give him nutrition and help him grow.

His calm acceptance of the bath — with only a few wobbly attempts at escape — seems to show how much he trusts his caregivers. And yes, it will inspire some serious feelings of "can I have one?" for pretty much every viewer.

Of course, watching this, it's hard not to think of how happy the cub might be in his natural habitat of the Arctic Ocean. But given the circumstances, it's pretty amazing he's getting the opportunity to thrive — and that we get to watch as he does it.

Visitors to the Toronto Zoo won't have to wait long to see him in person. According to a commenter on the zoo's Facebook page, he should be introduced to the public in the spring.

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