A European brown bear cub has made his public debut at a safari park.
Five-month-old Loki ventured out with his mother Nellie from their hibernation den where the youngster was born on December 14 last year.
He was one of two cubs to be born - the first for the park - but his sister died a few days later.
Keepers at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirlingshire have called him Loki after the Norse god of mischief.
Park manager Gary Gilmour said: "He is a fantastic wee chap and is very playful. He has been out and about exploring his new habitat, with mum Nellie keeping a close eye on him.
"He'd only been out for a hour and has already been up a tree, nearly got stuck on a branch, been in the splash pool and has been trying to get into all kinds of trouble, but his mum Nellie is a great mother and has been keeping him in check and making sure he is OK."
Loki currently weighs around 2st 5lb but will weigh between 42st and 56st when fully-grown.
European brown bears survive for 20 to 30 years in the wild, but live longer in captivity.
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