Polar bear cub shows off bloodcurdling shriek

A polar bear cub has been unveiled to the world at a German zoo.

The video posted to YouTube by Tierpark Zoo Berlin shows the adorable furry animal receiving an examination.

However, while the cub has a face made for television; its voice was anything but - instead screaming like a possessed beast while its mother screamed in the background.

The male cub was born on November 3, however it could only be separated from its mother for its checkup on Thursday (local time) after staff spent weeks slowly approaching the den to gain her trust.

"The little one did really well and was very curious," zoo director Andreas Knieriem said in a statement.

The cub has yet to be named.