Sesi, Vicks and Tina in the Spring 2016

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured articles

8.11.2017 – Photos by Hans Odermatt

Yesterday – the 7th of November 2017 – Nanuq celebrated her very first birthday. Hans Odermatt visited her parents Sesi and Vicks last Spring when the happy story began. 🙂

Family planning going on in the Spring 2016? 🙂

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Oh, she looks interested ….

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Oh, we love to be close to each other.

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Of course, there was even time for some water games with a tyre.

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Obviously the bears noticed Hans has brought a gift to them ….

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Please, can we have it now?

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I’m waiting!!

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What a nice bucket!

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This kind of bucket is an excellent head wear, too! 🙂

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Now even Tina has joined the couple.

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The trio seems to have a clear ‘picking order’ so there was no battle of the bucket. 🙂

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In due course the ‘games’ between Sesi and Vicks resulted in a sweet cubbie. Here’s one of the first photos taken of Nanuq when Sesi presented her to the visitors.

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  1. Oh dear I forgot that Nanuq was a girl, and such a sweet one.
    The enclosure seems to really work well, even though there is not much water.
    I am forced to admit that Polar Bears do like grass and that zoos need to notice this when
    planning enclosures. However, it is also the case that some Polar Bears live in areas where there
    are only rocks and shale, so they adapt.
    But back to these Ours Blancs. Simply lovely

  2. Did I get it right from watching and reading this latest co-operation between our beloved editor in chief, MERVI, with HANS Odermatt: . . . Is HANS a keeper in the ‘ZOO de MULHOUSE’ or another zoo?? –
    as in the 8th photo (btw: a very nice pic!) it looks from the words as were the one with the gift (the bucket) INSIDE of the enclosure!?

    Thank you very much for this entertaining and interesting second report
    with the pictures of ‘Jean’ and the words of Mervi.

    Good to know there is LOVE in the AIR . . .
    and also tyre-games ‘kommen nicht zu kurz’ 🙂
    – – –

    To ANNEMARIE-BERTA – Isn’t it nice to know one of the precious polar bear youngsters, NANUK,
    has its birthday the same day as yourself, November 7th (only some years are inbetween! 😉 )

  3. Dear Hans,

    Thank you so much for the photos from Mulhouse! I tried to write a little story to go with them. I hope you like it!

  4. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you so much for the delightful lovestory of Sesi and Vicks, that was doubtless the origin of cute little Nanuq and for the beautiful pics of all polar bears including Tina in Mulhouse.
    Belated happy birthday to Nanuq!

    Whether buckets or tyres, I´m glad for any bears when they get toys to play with.

    The last photo is my favourite, mother and child are so charming together.


  5. Dear Hans

    Thank you so much for your nice pictures and report from Mulhouse !!!

    Dear Mervi
    Thank you for showing this pictures to us.

    Hugs Anita

  6. Das sind schöne Fotos aus Muhlhouse.
    Die Bären spielen sehr ausgiebig.
    Klein Nanuq war süß im Frühling.
    Danke fürs Zeigen! 🙂

  7. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    Vicks uns Sesiverstanden sich anfangs gar nicht so gut aber der Frühling hat es gerichtet und das Ergebnis
    Nanuq war einfach nur süß.
    Vielen Dank für die hübsche Erinnerung.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  8. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you for the interesting pictures of Vicks and Sesi. They were in love in the Spring and got a lovely daughter 🙂