Knut had fish for dinner

Aug 5th, 2017 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.8.2017 – Photos by Gudrun

The only time I heard Knut growling was on one occasion when he saw a big salmon and Frau Weckert wasn’t fast enough to throw it to him. Usually our friend waited patiently for his food.

The waiting was rewarded! What a big fish!

Knut looked very satisfied with the catering this day …..

This kind of treasures must be hidden properly ….

….. so even the crow with eagle eyes won’t find it!

A nice pose for the visitors

And some tidying up in the enclosure. Time to get rid of the ‘worn-out’ Christmas tree!

It’s hard to believe he left us many years ago – the memories are so alive …..

Dumba’s tribute to Knut

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  1. Dear Mervi
    I remember the occasion very well as it was so
    unusual to hear Knut growl. In fact all Polar Bears
    growl very rarely. The quiet huff with mouth open
    and closing is more usual. But Knut was very good
    natured and his keepers commented that he never
    put his paws through the bars and remained very
    gentle.
    It is hard to bare his loss but it is also still wonderful
    to remember so many shared moments visiting bei
    Knuti.

  2. Liebe Mervi,
    liebe Dumba,

    vielen Dank fuer den schönen Beitrag zum 128. Monatsgeburtstag mit bezaubernden Bildern und einer einfallsreichen Collage.

    Ich glaube zu wissen, dass die Lachsmahlzeiten erst durch die Knutfreunde eingeführt worden sind, stimmt das? Und die ganze Bärenbande profitierte davon – eine schöne Geste, an der auch Kati sich noch erfreuen kann. Knut war ein so sittsam-elegant speisender Genießer, da muss ihm dieses Mal der Magen besonders geknurrt haben.
    Der Gedanke mit dem beschützenden Löwen gefällt mir gut, liebe Dumba.

    Danke Mervi für den schönen Text und Gudrun für die tollen Fotos!
    Liebe Grü0e
    Britta-Gudrun

  3. Dear Mervi!
    It is heartwarming and -breaking at the same time to remember Knut, pure joy and the deepest sadness.
    The last time of his life in the big enclosure causes mainly real sad memories.
    It was the one time only I heard him growl, in a situation he was frustrated and felt pressed by Katjuscha.

    I still could cry when remembering this time and how it ended.
    But even then there had been rays of hope and beautiful moments.

    Knut surely will be missed and loved forever by his friends.

    Liebe Dumba!
    Danke für Deine zärtliche August-Collage des Dream-Teams!

    Liebe Grüße, Hugs
    Anke

  4. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the pictures and salmon-story.The pictures of Knut make me sad. We has a wonderful time as he was alive. I am sad that his life was short.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  5. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for these sweet memories, I have always such pictures in my thoughts when I think of Knut.
    Knut had a lovely face and he liked to watch to his friends
    dear Dumba thank you very much for your tribute, always so sweet your collages and touching text
    Knut bleibt unvergessen
    dear greetings

  6. Mervi!

    Danke vielmals. Mehrere Wörter habe ich nicht.

    LG

    TBM

  7. Liebe Mervi, liebe Gudrun,
    danke für die schönen Bilder von unserem Knut mit Lachs.

    Liebe Dumba,
    auch Deine Collage ist wieder super. Danke.

    Britta-Gudrun,
    Du hast recht. Lachs hätten die Bären aus der Futterküche im Zoo wahrscheinlich nie bekommen. Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, waren Doris und Jessie Webb die ersten, die regelmäßig Lachs für die Bären, und auch für die Bären im Tierpark, spendiert haben.
    Dieser netten Geste schlossen sich dann auch andere Bärenfreunde an.

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