Polar bear dives in

Once upon a time, Augo the polar bear was afraid of water in his enclosure at Denmark's Aalborg Zoo - but not any more.

The six-month-old cub plucked up the courage to leap into the unknown - and once he jumped, there was no stopping him.

The champion-in-the-making has spent the last few weeks delighting onlookers at the zoo with his newly found, Olympian-standard diving skills.

Flying through the air, it's clear he's having the time of his polar bear life; with mum Malik proudly looking on.

Zoo spokeswoman Sussi Køber said, "Augo is almost six months old and he's full of energy - a little, big bear weighing almost 40 kilos."

Come see delightful photos of Augo as he embarks on his aquatic journey, below.

Above: It's showtime ... Little Augo gets set for some awe-inspiring leaps

Above: Like any seasoned pro, he tests the water before committing to anything big

ABOVE: And he's off - flying through the air, an aquabat in action

Above: Gravity is as nothing to this lean polar bear machine

Above: Another expert leap - Tom Daly, eat your heart out

Above: After all the acrobatics, Augo certainly deserves this post-dive nuzzle from mum Malik

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