Kolymana and Chaartschaana in Yakutsk Zoo

Oct 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Zoos in Russia

30.10.2017 – Photos by Vedett Melk

In the Yakutsk Zoo the visitors can meet three gorgeous polar bears.

Kolymana found in the wild in the Medweschji-Inseln in the beginning of April 2012. She came to Yakutsk on the 25th of April same year.

Lomonossow was born on the 25th of November 2011 in Sankt Petersburg. His parents are the famous Uslada and Menshikov. Lomonossow came to Yakutsk in December 2012.

On the 30th of November 2016 a baby girl Chaartschaana was born.

The following photos were taken on the 1st of October 2017.

Kolymana and Chaartschaana together are as sweet as all polar bear mamas with their off spring.

A tender moment between mother and daughter

My heart always melts when I see photos like this! I guess you have the same ‘problem’? 🙂

A couple of videos from the 1st October 2017

A short presentation of the Yakutsk Zoo:

The Yakutsk Zoo ‘Orto-Doidu’  was established on the 29th of January in 2001. It is situated in a very picturesque place near the Lena river native bank, 50 km. from Yakutsk the capital of the Sakha Republic. Yakutia is one of those unique places on the planet where primordial purity of nature and amazing variety of flora and fauna has saved. Yakutia is full of natural contrasts. Owing to the fact that the climat of Yakutia is sharply continental, the annual fluctuation range of the air temperature is more than 100 degrees Celcius. Almost all the territory of the Republic is situated in the Permafrost zone. The winter is long-lasting, cold with little precipitation. Summer is short, mostly dry and hot enough. But it is very important that air is always fresh and clear here.

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  1. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for introducing Kolymana, Chaartschaana and Lomonossow, the unseen father, from the Yakutsk Zoo to us.
    Kolymana and Chaartschaana are very beautiful polar bears. I wish them all the best – and a tundra with natural floor for summer time!.

    The bears look gorgeous and they have toys to play with but – I´m sorry – the enclosure is terrible. The floor is pure concrete and the water in their smallish pool looks quite dirty.

    I suppose winter will help to improve their living conditions when a blanket of snow will cover this ugly surrounding.

    I´m relieved that at least the “air is always fresh and clear” there… Furthermore I´m convinced their keepers love them and do probably their best to make life comfortable for the bears.


  2. OMG – It gets really more and more difficult to distinguish all the dear poar bears known and introduced to us in the meantime. . . And I am afraid I have to appologize because I did already mix up these pretty bear mother with handsom cub with VENUS and SISU in you flickr-album. Are you able and willing to excuse me, dear MERVI?????

    KOLYMANA and CHARTSCHAANA are nice and interesting names (unusual sound in our ears 🙂 ).
    Gorgeous pics of the both! . . . Thanks to VEDETT MELK who is another skilled and gifted photographer made known to us with this report. . . . Thanks to MERVI for ahving brought another of her widespread connections to her ‘KWM’-readers/-watchers!

    ‘Less air temperature – More than 100 degrees CELSIUS??? Cannot believe it!

    Now I have to have a closer look into the deep of the net to get more information of this area completely unknown to me!

  3. The videos – especially the first one(!) are great. As all adult polar bears also this mother doesn’t like their cubs to steal theit food. BUT her cub is a right fighter and doesn’t give up easily – ‘ein richtiger kleiner Racker’! 🙂 .

    Ueber Anlagen laesst ich – wie wir wissen – aus der Ferne und nur aufgrund von Bildern nicht all zu viel sagen. Diese scheint mir allerdings auch eher suboptimal zu sein. Abr die Bären wirken ausgeglichen, wohl genährt und zufrieden – und das ist die Hauptsache!

  4. Liebe ANKE – meinen Kommentar habe ich wie üblich geschrieben, bevor ich andere Kommetare (in diesem Fall Deinen Kommentar) las. Meine Aussage bezieht sich also in keiner Weise auf das von Dir Gesagte!

  5. YAKUSK – Interessanter Artikel und Site (unfortunately German only)

    Leider kann ich nicht sehen, wann er geschrieben wurde, aber ich denke,
    das ist alles interessant genug, dass es auch einige von Euch interessieren könnte:

    Auszug aus den 12 Fotos (klasse, wa!?)

  6. Dumba – It really isn’t easy to keep dount of all the lovely polar bears. I make many mistakes all the time. 🙂

  7. Liebe Mervi,
    den Bären geht es gut und das Gehege ist für diese eiskalte schneereiche Gegend genau richtig.
    Dagmar und Frank haben auch dieses Jahr diesen Zoo besucht und ihr Bericht zeigt daß
    die Tiere mit viel Liebe und Aufmerksamkeit umsorgt werden. (http://polarbear-us.de)
    Danke Dir für die Videos und Infos
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  8. Mutter und Kind sind ein schönes Gespann.
    Danke für die Informationen aus Sibirien.
    Auch die Videos sind sehr interessant. 🙂

  9. Dear Mervi!

    So ein liebes Mutter-Tochter-Gespann, man sieht, dass es den Baerchen gut geht. Danke fürs Zeigen.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  10. Dear Mervi,
    Kolymana and Chaartchana look very nice together. Unfortunately they would be separated very soon. In November Chaartchaana will move to the Zoo Leningrad in St. Petersburg. She will live with her Grand Mother Uslada together.
    The enclosure in the zoo Jakutsk is not very good. Next summer the zoo will start the reconstruction.

  11. Dear Mervi
    Thank you for taking so much trouble to find out about this little Polar Bear family. I have not of course visited the zoo but is no small achievement to have a mother and daughter who look so well cared for.

  12. Liebe Mervi,

    die Bilder und die Videos sind ja ganz was Feines. Man sieht selten etwas von dort.

    Vielen Dank und viele Grüße

  13. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für die süßen Fotos von Mutter und Tochter.
    Die Videos sind super.

    Liebe Grüße

  14. Liebe Mervi!

    Ja das “Problem” kennen wir alle, die beiden sind wirklich goldig! Danke für diesen wunderbaren Bericht.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika