Gentle bear Yoghi in our loving memory

Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.4.2017 – by Mervi, Photos by Anita

This Easter should have been a joyful Easter in Hellabrunn with many visitors who wanted to meet Giovanna’s and Yoghi’s lovely daughter Quintana. The happy expectations turned into deepest mourning when our dear Yoghi had to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

Press release from Hellabrunn

The sad news chocked us all. It all happened so suddenly so unexpected  ….. it’s still hard to believe our dear bear is gone.

The last months of his life Yoghi spent alone but he seemed to be doing just fine.

I don’t write so much here because there are lots of articles about Yoghi in this magazine. Please, check Caren’s reports and Anita’s reports under ‘Munchen/Münich. What a great treasure these reports are for us!

Yoghi was known as a very gentle bear.

How I loved his beautiful face. His whole appearance was so kind and friendly.

What a lovable bear he was!

Giovanna and Yoghi were the real Romeo and Julia in our polar bear world. The sweet couple became parents of three lovely cubs – Nela, Nobby and Quintana.

They were so in love. Poor Giovanna, now Yoghi won’t be waiting for her when it’s time for Quintana to leave her.

Dear Yoghi, you were loved and now you’re deeply mourned. I don’t write ‘goodbye’ because you will always stay in my heart. I wish you sweet dreams in your bear heaven.

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  1. Liebe Mervi
    man kann es nicht verstehen.
    Yoghi war so ein schöner Bärenmann.
    Ich hatte ihn noch Mitte März besucht
    Nun bleiben uns von Yoghi schöne Erinnerungen
    er bleibt in unseren Herzen
    Birgit

  2. Dear Mervi, Giovanna and Yoghi: it was a match made in Heaven.

  3. Liebe Mervi,
    Yoghi war solch ein lieber Eisbär und Giovanna und Yoghi waren ein Traumpaar.
    Danke für Deine hübschen Erinnerungsfotos und die so treffende Collage für ‘unseren’ Yoghi!
    Yoghi wird uns sehr fehlen …

  4. Liebe Mervi,

    das ist ja schon wieder eine Schockmeldung!

    Yoghi, was ist passiert?
    Wieso musstest du weiterziehn?
    Wieso? Wieso?
    Auf deinem Weg zu den Sternen alles Gute!

    Love always,
    Bärgit

  5. Dear Mervi, Anita and Caren
    This tribute to Yoghi is richly deserved.
    He was the finest example of how gentle a giant white bear
    could be.
    We remember his old partner Lisa who left us in 2009. She was always
    at his side.

  6. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for this beautiful and at the same time heartbreaking remembrance of our Prince Charming.
    Yoghi was such a sweetheart.

    It´s spring, nature awakes overnight, some trees are in full bloom, the rain stopped and blackbirds were singing. But for all that – what a sad night.

    Sleep well you dear and gentle giant! Blackbirds sing you a lullaby.
    We love you. You will be missed deeply.

    Blackbird
    The Beatles

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to be free

    Blackbird fly blackbird fly
    Into the light of the dark black night

    Blackbird fly blackbird fly
    Into the light of the dark black night

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1LletEaBD0

    Hugs
    Anke

  7. Bye-bye YOGHI! – Good luck on your further unknown paths . . .
    Memory traces of you will stay on earth by so many . . .

    Thanks for this tribute, dear MERVI.

    Thanks for all the photos and reports left to us, dear CAREN, dear ANITA –
    and not to forget ANNEMARIE-BERTA who bequeathes YOGHI’s unforgettable important role in her wonderful ‘KBT’- morning stories in ‘Die Knuipe’.

    Thanks, dear PATRICIA ROBERTS for reminding that there are even 4 beautiful children of his (not only 3).
    The majority did simply ‘forget’ to mention BLIZZARD, his son in HAmburg (See: http://knutisweekly.com/2014/07/tp-hagenbeck-hh-auf-den-spuren-von-ludwigs-vater-yoghis-sohn/

    Thanks, dear ANKE B, for presenting this rather unknown Beatles-song and for dedicating it to YOGHI-bear.

  8. Thanks dear Mervi for the tribute here.
    And thanks to Anita and Caren for Munichreports/pictures through the years.

    Goodbye Yoghi and rest in peace.

    Hugs Inge

  9. Lieber Yoghi

    Laß´es Dir dort, wo Du nun bist, gut gehen

    Liebe Mervi,

    vielen Dank

  10. Danke für die Erinnerungsseite an Yoghi.
    Auch ich kann es immer noch nicht glauben, dass er nun auch über die Regenbrücke gegangen ist, und es das Traumpaar Giovanna und Yoghi nicht mehr geben soll.

    Ruhe in Frieden, lieber Yoghibär.

    Traurige Grüße
    Monika

  11. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the remembrance pictures of Yoghi. He was a wonderful friendly bear. We will miss him.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  12. R.I.P. Yoghi

    TBM&TBV

  13. Ruhe in Frieden, schöner lieber Gentle Bär
    Ich werde dich unendlich vermissen.

  14. Liebe Mervi,
    Vielen Dank für die Erinnerungen an Yoghi, ich werde ihn immer als einen gutmütigen und lieben
    Bär mit rießigen Tazten in meinem Herzen behalten.
    Moni K

  15. Yoghi, such a lovely and wonderful bear. You will be sorely missed here.

    Mervi, thank you very much for these lovely photos of our dear Yoghi.

    Sarsam

  16. dear Mervi,
    thank you for your touching tribute to Yoghi
    Yoghi sempre nel mio cuore
    I will miss you for ever

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