Battle of the tyre in Aalborg

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

1.11.2017 – Photos by Jeanette Johnsen, Starring Malik, Nuka and Quilak

I can’t tell who’s Nuka and who’s Quilak but one of them had found a tyre that keepers had left for the polar bears.

Hello folks! How do you like my new necklace? 🙂

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Oh no, don’t go away. I don’t want anybear to pinch you from me!

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Got you! I know I must share the toys with my sister and even with my mama but this time they just have to wait a little!

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Nice try, mama …..

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….. but just want to keep this tyre for a while.

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Oh, I see – now your using the ‘friendly bear tactics’.

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I’m a little polar bear girl but I’m not a Sissy so that tactics doesn’t work!

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Why don’t you listen to me? You’ll get the tyre when I feel like giving it to you!

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Oh bear!!! They don’t give up!

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OK! Maybe I AM a softie but I love my mama and my sister so I mustn’t be selfish. We can have fun together!

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  1. Dear Mervi and Jeanette
    These pictures bring back some great memories of Aalborg. Playing in the water with the tyre was a real pleasure for both the girls and Mailk. They have lots of toys to amuse them.

  2. Dear Jeanette, dear Mervi!
    This is a wonderful story with a tyre. A little girl is strong enough to play with a big tyre. Surely Malik is impressed of her daughter and wants to play too.

  3. Liebe Mervi,

    diese Geschichte mit dem Kampf um den Reifen hast du wieder herrlich kommentiert
    und zum Schluss spielen alle damit.
    Die kleine Maus ist sehr geschickt und weiß sich zu behaupten. Natürlich ist eine
    solche Halskette auch ganz besonders schick!

    Danke an dich und Jeanette für die die schönen Bilder aus Aalborg!

  4. Dear Jeanette and Mervi
    I am definitely going back to Aalborg in March or April to see these two cubs before they leave.
    Malik is a superb mother and was also very close to Lars. I know that this will not be of much comfort
    to some, but Malik and Lars were enjoying sniffing and huffing at each other on the three separate visits
    I made. They had a really close relationship, helped by the fact that they could leave each other scent messages every time they changed over enclosures.
    The really generous water area in the main enclosure with its plate glass windows allows mother and cubs to show off to visitors much like the same thing in Bremerhaven. The cubs love this.

  5. And here’s the next fun with ‘little’ polar bears and it seems also they have got a good and playful mother. And they are so smart. Always when those little rascals notice they won’t have a chance to win a game-battle, they are ‘ausgekochte Schlaumeier’ and give the impression to just have found ‘higher aims’ not to lose their little faces 😉 🙂

    Thank you, dear MERVI also for having published those story-telling-pics of JEANETTE JOHNSEN, raised to the peerage by having added your words! 🙂

  6. To RALPH

    Thank you for giving us such kind comfort by caring that LARS is not forgotten
    and by ‘keeping him kind of alive’ in mentioning him so often and to tell his (and his families’) stories!

  7. Kära Jeanette,

    Tusen tack för dina finfina bilder! Det var ett stort nöje för mig att publicera dem i Knuti’s Weekly.

    Mange, mange tak!

    Kram från Mervi

  8. Dear Mervi and Jeanette!
    A tyre is obviously a perfect toy for polar bears at any age.
    The pics of that battle around it are fabulous and delightful. They show how stubborn even young bears are when they want to keep a just gained prey…
    Thank you for bringing them to us and for the humorous subtitles.

    Dear Ralph!
    Lars will never be forgotten by almost anyone who witnessed him.
    He was a smart, gentle and handsome polar bear character.



  9. Sorry for the double hugs again – although they won´t harm anybody… 😉

  10. Dear Jeanette

    Thank you for the nice pictueres from Aalborg.
    The kids are playing with great fun. 🙂
    Tires are always good toys for polar bears.

    Chris 🙂

  11. Liebe Mervi,

    das sind sehr schöne Bilder der süßen Eisbärenfamilie in Aalborg.
    Danke hierfür an Jeanette für die Übersendung der Bilder.

    Man sieht, wieviel Spaß die beiden Kleinen und auch die Mama mit dem Reifen haben.

    Liebe Grüße

  12. Liebe Mervi,

    einfach schöne Bilder mit einer netten Geschichte umrahmt

    Ein schönes Wochenende!

  13. Liebe Mervi!

    Die haben ja richtig Spass, danke für die wunderbaren Bilder und die süsse Story, auch an

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  14. Kære Mervi og Jeanette

    Tusinde tak. Skønne billeder !!!!! Og en herlig fortælling.

    Kærlig hilsen

  15. Was für eine schöne Geschichte. Was für niedliche Eisbären. Die Kleinen erinnern an Lars.


  16. Liebe Mervi und liebe Jeanette,
    die drei haben Spaß miteinander, so ein Reifen ist auch für Eisbärmädchen eine Herausforderung.
    Vielen Dank hat Freude gemacht diese nette Familie zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  17. dear Jeanette and dear Mervi,
    thank you for these wonderful pictures from Aalborg, the story is sweet. I am glad that Mama and the girls have much fun. I send many good wishes to Aalborg
    dear greetings.