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Last Updated: Thursday March 24 2011 10:58 GMT

PICTURES: Twin polar bear cubs enjoy their first swim

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut cuddling

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut are enjoying the sun during their first public outing.

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut cuddling their mother.

The twins, who live in a zoo in Germany, were born in December but zoo keepers allowed the newborns and their mum some time to rest before presenting them to the public.

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut with their mother.

With the recent sunshine and warm weather, the polar bear mum checked the safety of the outdoor enclosure before taking her cubs for a stroll and their first swim!

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut having a swim.

Looks like this fella is enjoying his first dip in the water.

Polar bear twins Gregor and Aleut having a swim with their mother.

The twins have been accepted by their mum and are being reared by her, but it's not the case for big sister Flocke - she had to be hand-reared when mum rejected her after a month.