Polar bear love in the air in Ranua!

Mar 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Ranua

27.3.2015 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park, Photos: Marko Junttila

The polar bear couple – Venus and Manasse – in Ranua are having very hot Spring feelings. Let’s hope we will see a sweet result of their playing ‘April fools’ already in March. 🙂

During the Easter there will be public feedings for many animals – even the polar bears. I wish I could be there ……


The early Spring in northern Finland isn’t exactly the same as in the sourthern parts of the country. There’s still a lot of snow and ice. I’m sure Venus and Manasse are quite satisfied with their kind of Spring.


Hello visitors! How nice of you to come and visit us!


Shall we show them some polar bear tenderness?




Whispering sweet nothings …..


…. and sealing them with a kiss!

Here’s a link to a short video showing that Venus and Manasse are ‘family planning’.

The polar bears are not the only ‘whities’ in Ranua:

The spotted plumage of the Snowy Owl female helps it to blend into its surroundings during the incubation period period. The nest of the Snowy Owl is just a hole in the ground on a small hill, surrounded by chequered terrain of snow that has melted in places, grey stones, and bare ground. The snowy white male watches over its incubating female and keeps the peace by chasing away intruders with its fierce attacks. The white male may also sit on a large boulder, drawing the attention of the potential enemy to itself.




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  1. Liebe Mervi

    Manasse und Venus haben Frühlingsgefühle.
    Wie viel Schnee noch liegt in Ranua – wow!
    Die Beiden turteln so schön. 🙂

    Auch die Schneeeule ist wunderschön. 🙂

    Vielleicht gibt es im nächsten Winter wieder
    etwas Kleines in Venus Höhle zu bestaunen,…

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  2. Liebe Mervi!

    Muß Liebe schön sein – die zwei sind ja schwer verliebt und es wäre schön, wenn dabei wieder so ein knuddeliges Bärchen herauskommen würde (oder auch zwei). Die Schneeeule -das Lieblingstier meiner Tochter – ist wunderschön. Danke für den tollen Bericht und die herzerwärmenden Bilder dieser Eisbärenliebe.

    Liebe Grüße,

  3. Mervi!

    Wiedereinmal in besten Hoffnung. jedenfals machen Venus und Manasse ihre bestens. Ich wirklich wuensche, dass Ranzo Schwester oder bruder oder beides bekommt.



  4. Dear Mervi, it seems that the old Manasse is still knowing perfectly well how to charm his lady. So, with some luck, next Winter, there might again be a sweet surprise. Isn’t it amazing to still see so much snow there in Ranua???? BRRRR, and saying that I am looking forward to warmer days with lots of sun. The pics of the snowy owl are just wonderful. Please say “thank you” to Marko for sharing these pics with us.

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    hier hoffen alle auf den Frühling, und in Ranua liegt noch Schnee.
    Venus und Maasse haben jedenfalls ihren Spaß im Schnee. Das sind tolle Fotos, auch die von den Schneeeulen.

    Danke für`s Zeigen und ein schönes Wochenende.

    Liebe Grüße

  6. Dear Mervi,
    Venus and Manasse have the spring feelings. I think the polar bears have the other idea of the spring as I. I see the wonderful bears in love in the snow. it is not spring for me 🙂

  7. Dear Mervi and Marko
    What beautiful photos of Venus and Manasse and of the Snow Owl. The tenderness shown between the two Polars is heartwarming in the snow.

  8. Dear Mervi,
    Manasse and Venus are a beautiful pair of polar bears and Ranua is a polar bear Paradies really.
    Snow owls are cute and very mysterious!

  9. Dear Mervi,

    The 2 polar bears do seem very warm to each other!

    Also, thank you for sharing the Snowy Owl photos!

    LG, Christine

  10. THANK YOU SO MUCH to ‘The RANUA WILD LIFE PARK’ and to dear MERVI for showing us the unbelievable tenderness/love* between polar bears. Yes, yes, contrary to their reputation, the Finns are pretty “Hotties”. One cannot only witness it at polar bear-couples! 😉 😉 😉

    ‘One could get easily green with envy . . . 😉

  11. Greetings Mervi & Alle,

    Lovely stories in white – how pretty the bears snogging and the Snowy Owl!

    Hugs von Tish

  12. dear Mervi,
    Venus and Manasse feel the Spring is here and they like also the wonderful snow, I am glad they have a wonderful time together. Thank you for these lovely photos from Ranua.
    dear greetings to Sweden

  13. Dear Mervi, dear Marko!
    Thank you for these heartwarming pics of that polar bear love couple Venus and Manasse in Ranua!
    They sreem to be very happy with each other and I suppose spring with so much snow suits their taste.
    The snow owls are real white beauties and it is very interesting how they manage to rear their offspring.