We want to play! Adorable polar bear cubs prove pester power pays off after finally getting the ball off mum

By Daily Mail Reporter

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As any sportsman knows, there's nothing more frustrating than having a ball hogger on the team.

So it is no surprise these adorable polar bear cubs looked a little peeved when their mum, Cora, got hold of a yellow ball and just wouldn't let go at Brno Zoo in the Czech Republic.

Her skills may have been impressive as she demonstrated an impressive keepy-uppy technique, but the cubs, Kometa and Nanuk, evidently weren't interested in being spectators.

Give me a go! Cora won't play ball as one of her cubs looks on longingly

Give me a go! Cora won't play ball as one of her cubs looks on longingly

On me 'ead son: Cora shows impressive skills as she begins her game of keepy-uppy, much to the frustration of the cubs

On me 'ead son: Cora shows impressive skills as she begins her game of keepy-uppy, much to the frustration of the cubs

Centre forward: Cora shows some good technique for a piece of chest control that wouldn't look out of place in the Premier League

Centre forward: Cora shows some good technique for a piece of chest control that wouldn't look out of place in the Premier League

Maybe I should be a goalkeeper: Cora shows she could play in a variety of positions

Maybe I should be a goalkeeper: Cora shows she could play in a variety of positions

Splashdown: Sporting excellence can be hot work

Splashdown: Sporting excellence can be hot work

And FINALLY! Cora lets go of the ball and the cubs get to have a go at last

And FINALLY! Cora lets go of the ball and the cubs get to have a go at last

After at first waiting patiently at the side of the water, they decided to take matters into their own paws and stretched for the ball.

 

And, after an agonising wait, it looks like Cora finally decided to have a rest and let them have a go, proving pester power isn't just the preserve of human children.

The bears' home was founded in the Eastern European country 1950 and is affiliated with the CITES Centre for animals from illegal international trade and the rescue station for injured and disabled wild animals.

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Holy crap!!!! Bears have nipples!!!! - Drive-By In A Yugo , La La Land, Serbia, 22/5/2013 09:29......You just removed all doubt.

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"No worries, there are more Polar Bears now than there have been since the 1950's" Possibly no surprise since they were hunted to near to extinction in the 1960s. Nobody knows how many polar bears there were in the 1950s of course.

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Polar Bears rule. In the world of bears they are the most powerful and most aggressive of all bears! You do not mix it with a Polar Bear!!

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Holy crap!!!! Bears have nipples!!!! - Drive-By In A Yugo , La La Land, Serbia, 22/5/2013 09:29 How would cubs get their milk if their mothers didn't have nipples? Out of a bottle?

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When the DM starts to learn that the Czech Republic is NOT in Eastern Europe? For god sake is like referring to England being a Middle East country! I am Czech and I've never been to Eastern Europe!

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"Global Warming"? No worries, there are more Polar Bears now than there have been since the 1950's. Try to avoid the "properganda". Propoganda*

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Those cubs were afraid to jump into that sewer water in the Czech Republic.

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we should set them on chavs, give some to the police for patrol usuage!

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Holy crap!!!! Bears have nipples!!!!

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Has it been signed-up by united yet?

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