The polar bear twins were born on December 9, 2013. How lovingly Mama Giovanna cares for her protégés can be seen in numerous YouTube videos of the zoo while watching the little ones grow.
The bears survived their first New Year's Eve well, as you can read on the Facebook page of the Hellabrunn Zoo. The employees had been concerned about their animals and asked animal lovers to invest their money in conservation programs rather than New Year's Eve. Apparently that worked well - at least around the zoo.