Venus baby boy melts every heart but luckily not the snow!

Mar 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

21.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

The Spring in northern Finland is a bit whiter than it is in many other parts of the world – whiter in every sense of the word! 🙂 There are at least two sweeties in Ranua who would like the snow stay as long time as possible! Can you guess who they are? 🙂

Yes, your guess was right! Venus and her baby boy are having a wonderful time frolicking in the white stuff. The visitors can now see them every day – provided that the bears want to come out. The door is open all day so they can go freely in and out of the den.

Come on, boy, let’s make this day rock!

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OK, mama – I’m coming but oh bear, the snow is so deep ….

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Why are your paw prints so much bigger than mine???

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Dear boy, you’re still a cub but before you know it your paw prints will be as big as mine – most probably even bigger!

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I recommend you to eat lots of vegetables – they will keep you healthy and make you grow fast.

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What is a vegetable?

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There are all kind of veggies – carots, lettuce, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins ….. and they are all good for you, my sunny boy.

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Hmm, I try to eat this carot but it’s very frozen.

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However, the colour is very becoming to my shining white fur don’t you think?

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I’m not sure I like the carot but I’ll try to be a good boy. (I can always spit it out when mama’s not looking 🙂 )

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MAMAAAA – there’s a blue bear here, too!!!

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What is this bear? It’s chasing me where ever I go!!

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Oh no, I can’t get rid of it!

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Dear boy, when the sun is shining there are shadows and the ‘blue bear’ is only your shadow.

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What a relief! That shadow looks quite nice but it’s not a very good play mate!!

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I’m learning so many new things every day! Do you think I should give a name to the shadow? Maybe he would like to be called ‘Bluebearry’? 🙂

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Don’t you think mama needs a bath? My fur is so white and shiny but mama’s boomsie looks dirty!!

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I’m a little boy but I know how to keep my fur clean and white!

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Dear mama, watch and learn!! 🙂

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Frankly I don’t really care if mama’s fur isn’t as white as mine. She’s anyway the best mama in the whole world!

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With this video my mama and I wish you all a happy Spring time!

Of course, Knuti’s Weekly wishes Venus, her baby boy, Manasse, Jemma, Malla and all the inhabitants in the Ranua Wildlife Park a very happy Spring. The same goes, naturally, even for the keepers and everybody working in the park! And let’s be generous – we even with the Bluebearry a pleasant Spring time! 🙂

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  1. Liebe Mervi,

    sehr schön hast du wieder die Eindrücke vom kleinen Teddy im Schnee beschrieben,
    und Mama Venus erkundet mit ihm sehr vorsichtig die Schneelandschaft.
    Ein kleines Bad täte ihrem Bomsie in der Tat ganz gut.

    Danke für die schönen Bilder und das bezaubernde Video!
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Liebe Mervi,

    das bringt ja alle Herzen zum Schmelzen, trotz Sczhnee.
    Ich habe eben die Bilder von Malik und den Twins gesehen, aber die Schneebilder sind natürlich richtig schön.
    Besser als eine “Steinwüste”. Und wenn man das Gesicht des kleinen Bärchens sieht, weiß man, dass es sehr viel Freude hat.
    Die Bilder mit der Karotte sind putzig.
    Wie schön muss es erst sein, wenn man den beiden direkt am Gehege zuschauen kann. Mich würde man wahrscheinlich dort nicht mehr wegbekommen. Ich würde glatt anfrieren.

    Danke für die tollen Bilder und auch das schöne Video.

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Dear Mervi!
    The spring in Ranua is really very white 🙂
    Venus and her boy like the snow. I think they will be able to enjoy it for a while.

  4. Dear Mervi
    Venus and her son are making good use of the snow in Ranua.
    Thank you for your delightful commentary which goes so well with the

  5. Dear Mervi!
    Spring in Ranua looks quite different from spring in our region. The snow fortunately didn´t melt yet but watching these sweet pics and the cute video our hearts probably will…
    Venus and her little one look so harmonic and adorable together and your subtitles are funny and affectionate as always.
    I had a good laugh when I saw the little bear with the frozen carrot. I suppose he still prefers the milk of his mother.
    Thank you for these delightful “springtime” impressions from Ranua!


  6. Dear Mervi and Marko

    The pictures are beautiful.
    The little boy is very activ.
    Venus is a proud mother.

    Chris 🙂

  7. Liebe Mervi,

    es hat Spaß gemacht, etwas darüber zu lesen, wie Bärenmütter ihre Kinder unterrichten :-).
    Deine Geschichte ist zauberhaft und die Fotos und das herrliche Video von Marko Junttila sind es auch.

    viele Grüße

  8. Liebe Mervi und Marko!

    So schöne Fotos. Er ist so lieb..



  9. Dear Mervi, Marko and Ilkka,

    I can hardly take my eyes off these lovely scenes and I’m crossing my paws that the snow will be there for quite a while since it is creating the bearfect playground for the little Bärenbub and Mama Venus. And carrots make a super contrast 😀

    Thank you for sharing these heartwarming impressions.


  10. Dear Mervi,

    so cute and beautiful and wunderful and adorable and and
    thank you so much

  11. dear Mervi,
    these are wonderful pictures of Venus and her baby, the bear boy growes up in a really Polar bear world with so much of snow.With the beautiful pictures by Marko you have made a sweet story. Ii is so good to see Venus and her baby have a wonderful time together.
    thank you also for the video and dear greeings and paw waves to Sweden and to Finland

  12. Liebe Mervi und lieber Mako,
    so viel schöner tiefer Schnee und der kleine Bär kämpft sich durch und hat viel Spaß.
    Manchmal sieht es aus als ob er lacht und ich glaube er lacht wirklich, weil er sich wohl fühlt.
    Vielen Dank für so schöne Bilder und Video der kleinen Pelzkugel im Schnee.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  13. Dear Mervi, really wonderful pictures of Venus and her little boy in a wonderful winter-wonder-land. A proud mother and a charming babyboy (a very white prince Charming).

    Thanks for giving us the chance to see them here. Also thanks to the Ranua Wildpark.

    Hugs Inge

  14. Dear Mervi and Marko,

    Thank you so much for the delightful photos and commentary! Venus and her cub are both adorable…..Venus is so obviously proud of her little one and her cub is having a great time with his mother in the snow!

    Hugs, Sarsam

  15. Dear MERVI – what a nice and appropriate headline you have found again for this report of your’s.
    VENUS little-one is indeed a heart-melter. Good you are in such good contact to your friends in RANUA.
    Tahnks to everybody involved in those comparable reports from your beautiful WILDLIFE PARK!