We all had our baby blankets when we were little, but a baby ... traffic cone? Apparently, one polar bear has developed quite the affinity for one of the fluorescent orange beacons.

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nanuk the polar bear

nanuk the polar bear

Nanuk the polar bear, an 8-month-old cub, was seen playing with the cone at the Brno Zoo in the Czech Republic this week during a swim. In the adorable shots, he can be seen swimming, tossing and chewing on the toy.

nanuk the polar bear

nanuk the polar bear

Polar bears have been listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN since 1982 and have become increasingly affected by climate change. Aside from habitat loss, researchers have warned that in the long term, the animals could actually lose their white coats as the planet grows warmer and they hybridize with their brown cousins at more southern latitudes.

Take a look at more photos of Nanuk and his cone below:

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  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012.(Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • Polar bear twin cubs named Nanuk and Kometa are seen with their mother female polar bear Cora at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • Mother female polar bear Cora oversees their polar bear twin cubs Nanuk and Kometa playing in the water in their enclosure at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • Polar bear twin cubs named Nanuk and Kometa play with their mother female polar bear Cora at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • Polar bear twin cubs named Nanuk and Kometa play together on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • Polar bear twin cubs named Nanuk and Kometa play with a yellow ball under the supervision of their mother female polar bear Cora at Brno Zoo on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)

  • The eight-month-old male cub Nanuk has taken to wearing the plastic traffic cone as a hat to protect from the sun in his enclosure under the supervision of his mother female polar bear Cora and sister Kometa at Brno ZOO on July 24, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Both cubs were born on November 2012. (Photo by Igor Zehl/isifa/Getty Images)