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The cubs are young and full of play. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Polar bear cubs normally stay with their mothers for two years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)THERE'S no sign of a bear hug as the fur flies between these two cubs. The Sun (2015)The woods echoed to the sound of wolf cubs playing joyfully in the sunshine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He added that the corporation had mishandled a previous controversy over faked scenes involving polar bear cubs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Park rangers said the attack probably happened because the couple surprised the female bear with her cubs. The Sun (2011)There are two to four cubs in each litter. The Sun (2008)Two tiger cubs grow up to lead very different lives after their father is shot by a hunter. The Sun (2010)The ones who have the most difficult time of it are the Arctic fox cubs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are also three Siberian tiger cubs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This year is the 100th anniversary of the cub scout movement. The Sun (2016)Again, this is a risky process that involves switching cubs between mother pandas without them knowing. The Sun (2015)He'll be blaming the polar bear cubs next. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That first day we saw a cheetah, a leopard and a pride of lions with their cubs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A mother and her young cubs serenade past within yards of the rear of the buggy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)THIS terrified fox cub made a clean getaway after being trapped in a dishwasher. The Sun (2016)THIS little fox cub landed in a hole lot of trouble when he got stuck inside a wheel. The Sun (2007)She's been forced out of her pride by two domineering young males and is struggling to fend for herself and her young cubs. The Sun (2013)He said: 'Last winter the polar bear mum had three cubs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'cub'

British English: cub /kʌb/ NOUN
A cub is a young wild animal such as a lion, wolf, or bear.
...five-week-old lion cubs.
  • American English: cub
  • Arabic: شِبْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: filhote
  • Chinese: 幼兽
  • Croatian: mladunče
  • Czech: mládě
  • Danish: unge
  • Dutch: welp
  • European Spanish: cachorro león
  • Finnish: pentu
  • French: petit animal
  • German: Junges
  • Greek: νεογνό ζώου
  • Italian: cucciolo
  • Japanese: 野獣の子
  • Korean: 짐승의 새끼
  • Norwegian: (dyre)unge
  • Polish: młode
  • European Portuguese: filhote
  • Romanian: puial unui animal de pradă
  • Russian: детеныш
  • Spanish: cachorro
  • Swedish: unge
  • Thai: ลูกของสัตว์
  • Turkish: yavru aslan/ayı
  • Ukrainian: малюк хижака
  • Vietnamese: con thú con

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