|The Cincinnati Zoo celebrated Valentine's Day a little early.
Polar bears Little One and Berit were given red heart-shaped
ice treats to celebrate romance.
|It started out as a lazy morning.
Berit was doing her stretches.
|Little One comes over and tells Berit
that something is going on in the pool area.
|Let's check it out!
|One of the keepers has a surprise for the bears
|What can it be?
|It is a flying red heart.
|Berit and Little One go for the prize,
but wait, the keeper has another!
|Little One gets the first heart.
Berit waits expectantly for him to give it to her.
|But no, Little One runs off with the Valentine.
|He is keeping it for himself
|That's okay, says Berit. I can get my own Valentine.
I am an independent young lady
|Berit has her valentine too
|Little One chomps into the goodies in his ice treat
|Berit has retrieved a second valentine.
Now she has two.
|Side by side, they enjoy their Valentines
|Berit is proud that she got two Valentines.
A Double Treat.
And she doesn't plan to share.
|All for me, says Berit
|It is an amazing day for the visitors
who came out in the cold to see this event.
|And later on there was the Penguin Parade.
Happy Valentine's Day to all.