I proudly present Gerda, Kai and Rostik

Aug 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

29.8.2017 – Photos by Anna Novikova

I have the greatest pleasure of presenting the three polar bears in the Novosibirsk Zoo. My new friend Anna Novikova has kindly given me permission to publish her great photos. I hope we can keep on following this lovely polar bear family in Russia. Thank you so much, dear Anna!

Gerda is a female born on the 20th of November 2007 in the Moscow Zoo. Her parents are Simona and Vrangel. She came to Novosibirsk in August 2008.

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Gerda is a beautiful polar bear lady – fluffy and roundish just like a polar bear lady should look.

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She even has a very charming smile!

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A broader smile with a ‘teeth show’. 🙂

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Kai (Krassin) is a male born on the 27th of November 2007 in the St Petersburg Zoo. His parents are Uslada and Menschikov and he  came to Novosibirsk in June 2008.

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Kai looks as gorgeous as his father Menschikov.

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Rostik is the son of Gerda and Kai. He was born on the 7th of December 2015.

The shadows are playing games on his lovely face.

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What a cute polar bear boy Rostik is ….. seen from the front …..

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…… or seen from the behind! 🙂

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Gerda is having a meal – looks like a piece of meat.

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Kai has been treated with a huge piece of meat but, of course, a big bear needs big portions!

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Maybe he will take it to a safe place ….. although I can’t imagine anybody wanting to try to take the meat away from him.

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Rostik is still waiting for the service personel. One can’t but love this special polar bear pose.

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What’s keeping them? I’m hungry!

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Oh, I think I smell something ….

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Yes, the keeper is coming closer and closer!

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A growing bear must eat a lot so I demand the keepers come according to schedule. 🙂

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This was all for this time but I hope to be able to show you more of this sweet family even in the future.

Gerda says bye-bye for now!

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Zoo Novosibirsk

 

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  1. Dear Mervi!
    ItÂŽs fantastic that you have got a new friend even in Siberia.
    Thank you for bringing us the pics and news of Gerda, Kai and Rostik via Anna Novikova.
    Many thanks to Anna too!

    All bears look good. They obviously enjoy the sunshine – and of course the food.
    In regard to the enclosures there seems to be some room for improvement …

    Rostik is a handsome young polar bear. He is nearly two years old and will probably soon leave the Novosibirsk Zoo. I wish him all the best, a good new home and a happy future.

    Incidentally I love the names of the polar bear couple in Novosibirsk Gerda and Kai since I love the fairy tale “The snow queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.

    Hugs
    Anke

  2. Liebe Mervi!

    Dir und deiner Freundin herzlichen Dank fĂŒr diese wunderbaren Bilder. Die BĂ€ren in Novosibirsk schauen großartig aus und fĂŒhlen sich sichtlich wohl.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe, Erika

  3. Liebe Mervi,

    von Kais Eltern Uslada und Menschikov aus Petersburg haben wir hier schon gehört.
    Ich glaube von Ludmila?
    Die drei sehen prachtvoll aus und ich freue mich, dass du wieder einen neuen BĂ€renkontakt
    im Netz gefunden hast.

    Danke an dich und Anna Novikova fĂŒr die schönen Bilder!
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Britta-Gudrun

  4. Dear Mervi, dear Anna

    Now we have also bearcorrespont in Novosibirsk. Whar a suprise. Welcome dear Anna.

    So beautiful icebearfamily. Thank you so much.

    Hugs

    TBM

  5. Liebe Mervi,
    es ist sehr schön, dass wir durch Dich und Freundin Anna diese reizende EisbÀr-Familie im Novosibirsk Zoo kennen lernen und eventuell sogar weiter verfolgen können.
    Die Fotos dieser hĂŒbschen Tiere und die Kommentare zu den Bildern habe ich genossen.
    Dir und Anna lieben Dank!
    Herzliche GrĂŒĂŸe von Annemarie

  6. Dear Anna and Mervi
    What a wonderful story fromNovosibirsk. Gerda and Kai are gorgeous large Polar Bears. They are very Russian bears and much bigger than those who descend from Canadian or Norwegian Polars.
    Rostik would make a great playmate for Nissan in Doncaster.

  7. Dear Anna & Mervi – thank you for the nice photos of the bears.

  8. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us, Gerda, Kai and Rostik are so lovely Polar bears. It is good to know that Kai is a son of Uslada and Menschikov. Gerda is looking great, I love her smile, Rostik has a dear friendly face, I can understand the keepers like this Polar bear family. I am glad you have found such a good friend like Anna. It is a big pleasure to watch all the nice pictures of Polar bears from so far away,
    Thank you dear Mervi and dear Anna, dear greetings to you both
    and all the best to Gerda, Kai and Rosik

  9. Dear Mervi and Dear Anna, thank you for sharing these pics with us. When I was reading the names of the parents of Gerda and Kai, I realized that we all are living in a very small world. All of us must have already heard the names of Simona and Vrangel and Uslada and Menschikov. And now we see their offspring and the result of their “meeting”. I do have no idea how it comes, but all these Russian polar bears are always looking soo roundish.
    Dear Anna, I hope that you will keep us posted about this family.

  10. Liebe Mervi und liebe Anna,
    eine schöne Überraschung die drei BĂ€ren vom Zoo in Nowosibirsk hier zu treffen.
    Gerda ist die kleine Schwester unserer Vera in NĂŒrnberg und eine genauso hĂŒbsche BĂ€rin.
    Kai hat auch berĂŒhmte Eltern und bei Gerda und Kai denke ich natĂŒrlich gleich an die
    Schneekönigin und das passt auch in diese Gegend.
    Rostik scheint von der Mutter schon getrennt zu sein und ich wĂŒnsche ihm einen guten Zoo mit
    einem hĂŒbschen EisbĂ€rmĂ€del.
    Vielen Dank, macht viel Freude die EisbĂ€ren kennen zu lernen im fernen Rußland.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe Moni K

  11. Liebe Mervi, liebe Anna,

    danke fĂŒr die wunderbaren Fotos der Moskauer EisbĂ€ren.

    Die propere Gerda ist eine schöne EisbÀrin mit einem sehr schönen Gesicht.
    Kai sieht dagegen richtig schmal aus.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe
    Monika

  12. Dear Mervi and Dear Anna,

    Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos with us. Gerda. Kai and Rostik are certainly beautifully rounded polar bears! I hope that we can continue to follow their lives.

    Hugs, Sarsam

  13. Ah – GERDA, KAI and ROSTIK – here in this report/publication
    you was already introduced to us ‘KWM’-readers/-watchers.
    Thanks to you a n d to your court-photographer ANNA and KWM-editor and -owner MERVI.

  14. Dear Anna, thanks for the wonderful pictures of Gerda, Kai and Rostik

    Dear Mervi, thanks for publishing. Wonderful bears.

    Hugs Inge