Hide and seek in the snow

Dec 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Ranua

25.12.2016 – Photos: Marko Junttila, the Ranua Wildlife Park

People in Ranua can enjoy a very white Christmas and there’s no doubt that even the four legged inhabitants in the zoo are happy about the fluffy stuff.

One of the moose has something to tell us – or maybe she’s singing Christmas carols? ;.)

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Mr Moose is examining the quality of the snow.

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Snow flakes feel so good on the wolverine’s fur.

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The Siberian musk deer can be found on the taigas in Siberia and in Mongolia. The musk deer prefer mountain forests and are well adapted to snowy surroundings.

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What a beautiful animal this deer is!

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What’s that sound? Is it my cell phone ringing?

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It was a false alarm so I think I’m going to jump into my ‘cool pool’ again.

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The reindeer was treated with a yammy snack ….

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… and it seems to appreciate it. This one looks like one Santa’s reindeers …..

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Some animals wanted to play hide and seek. This wolf is doing his best to cover his fur with snow.

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The lynx decided to dig a hole in the snow.

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The arctic fox doesn’t have to bother about camouflage – the white fur makes it almost impossible to see it against the white background. 🙂

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Manasse doesn’t need any camouflage outfit but he loves rolling in the snow! 🙂

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Can you find me?

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Surprise!!!! It’s me!!!

This time of the year Ranua looks like a page in a fairy tale book. On behalf of the readers of Knuti’s Weekly I wish all the animals and the keepers in Ranua a merry Christmas time and a happy new year 2017!

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  1. Dear Mervi
    I have been looking in at the Knuipe abd it is good to see Celinne back.
    I am now with my friends and their cats for Christmas. I will post here again.
    Love Ranua.

  2. Beautiful photos of very beautiful and happy animals in the snow.
    What healthy looking and shiny furs they have got!

    You are right: the first photo of the deer is especially beautiful.
    How elegant! And also the background looks fine: white with just some tenuous branches . . .

    The wolf and MANASSE seem to be really VERY happy roling in the snow!

    Hopefully the branches in the last pic won’t break because of the weight of the wonderful snow . . .!

    Thank you MERVI for having brought again the handsome and healthy animals and the idea of the great landscape of RANUA to us into ‘KWM’. . . . I join you in wishing the best to anybody – animal or human – who is in – or who is in touch with the RANUA WILDLIFE PARK.

  3. Liebe Mervi

    Ja, so sollte Winter aussehen – das ist es!
    Und die Tiere genießen sichtlich den Schnee,
    trockene Luft und Kälte, so macht Winter Spaß.
    Die indischen Hunde waren wohl im warmen Haus.
    Besonders niedlich ist der Otter, wie er aus seinem
    Wasserloch schaut – auch der Vielfraß wirkt zufrieden.
    Manasse fragt sich wohl, ob Venus was Kleines mitbringt,
    wenn sie wieder aus ihrer Höhle kommt, noch ist etwas Zeit.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  4. Dear Mervi,
    this is a real Christmas album! So beautiful animals, and all seem to enjoy the snow!
    Manasse made me laugh, when he ist asking “can you find me?!

    Please give my kindest regards and all the best wishes for 2017 to the keepers in Ranua! They are doing a great job!

    Hugs,
    Heidi from Erlangen

  5. Dear Mervi,

    What a wonderful Christmas present for all of us here!

    The animals are so beautiful, and seem so happy!

    LG, Christine

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    wenigstens liegt an Weihanchten Schnee in Ranua.. Und wie man sieht, haben alle Tiere sehr viel Spaß mit der weißen Pracht.
    Für Menasse war die Schnee-Überraschung besonders schön. Es ist so schöm anzusehen, wie er sich im Schnee rollt. Und wir haben Regen. Ich würde gerne mit Nenasse tauschen.

    Vielen Dank an den Ranua Zoo für die schönen Aufnahmen.

    Liebe Grüße aus dem verregneten Berlin
    Monika

  7. Dear Mervi!
    Ranua is a true winter wonderland and the animals there really enjoy frost and snow.
    Wonderful pics that show the beautiful sides of winter.
    Here in Berlin we suffer from the ugly ones: it is dull, grey and wet…
    Happy holidays anyway.
    Hugs
    Anke

  8. Liebe Mervi,

    mir gefällt der Schnee für die Tiere in Ranua sehr, aber hier kann ich gut darauf verzichten.
    Sorry, ihr Schneefans!
    Kann man in die Höhle von Venus nicht einsehen ob sie ein Jungtier hat?
    Danke für die hübschen Fotos und deine humorigen Texte.

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  9. Dear Mervi,
    thank you for the snow pictures from Ranua. I think Wilbär enjoys the snow. I am afraid it is very cold in Ranua.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  10. Liebe Mervi,
    Schnee…. davon können wir hier nur träumen und den Bewohnern von Ranua macht diese
    Jahreszeit auch viel Spaß.
    DankeDir, für so schöne Winterbilder.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

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