The park’s outdoor enclosure has been closed to the public since the cub was born, though the young bear and its mom were photographed exploring on Tuesday.
“Having spent four months in her maternity den, Victoria quickly took the chance to go outside,” said head keeper Una Richardson. “Understandably, her cub has been more cautious and is still getting used to new sights, smells and sounds.
Richardson added that the two will be only spending a short time in the outdoor enclosure.
“There is no guarantee all of our visitors will see the cub at this early age but they may be lucky.”
In the wild, polar bears can live an average of 15 to 18 years, while in captivity, some have reached their mid to late 30s, according to Polar Bears International.
The Scotland park’s polar bear program “closely mirrors what happens in the wild,” said Douglas Richardson, the park’s head of living collections.
Two years ago, he was cautious when first introducing Victoria to the cub’s father Arktos.
The cub is not named yet, because park staff won’t find out the cub’s gender until April or May, when a health check will be possible.