Happy new year wishes from Russia

Jan 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

7.1.2018 – Photos by Anna Novikova

It’s very cold in Novosibirsk for the time being but Anna visited Gerda, Kai and Rostik on the 28th of December and took some nice photos for us.

No polar bear cub was born in Novosibirsk this year. Gerda and Kai are still kept separated but soon they’ll be together again.

Gerda looks wonderfully white, fluffy and roundish.

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She walks like a Queen in her enclosure!

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Her Royal Fluffiness Queen Gerda ….. doesn’t that sound just right? ­čÖé

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Kai seems to be a bit tired. Maybe he celebrated the new year too much …. ­čÖé

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There are days when he’s not amused. ­čÖé

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The zoo hasn’t announced yet where Rostik will move. Most probably the move will take place later on in the Spring. I hope he will come to a zoo where we can keep on following him!

There are some lovely photos of Gerda and Rostik from January 2017 which I just have to show you!

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Terms of endearment

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Bye bye from Novosibirsk for now but I hope we can meet our white friends soon again!

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  1. Dear Mervi and Anna
    Happy New Year to Gerda, Kai and Rostik and all in
    Novosibirsk.
    I hope that Rostik will get a good home.

  2. Gerda sieht wirklich prima aus – so sch├Ânes Fell !
    Eine Pause wird ihr gut tun und Kai wird sich freuen.
    Vielleicht k├Ânnen wir zu Rostik weiter Kontakt halten.
    Ich w├╝nsche ihm auf jeden Fall einen guten Zoo !

    Dear Anna – thank you for the nice pictures from Novosibirsk.
    You have the real polar weather in your region in Siberia !

    Greetings
    Chris

  3. Dear Mervi and Anna!
    Thank you for the nice photos!

    The weather in Novosibirsk is obviously perfect for polar bears. who are well-nourished now and carry a thick and fluffy fur.
    Gerda is indeed a beautiful snow-queen. She looks how every polar bear should look in winter…
    Kai seemed to be a bit bored or maybe annoyed after a marital row(?), or perhaps he was just relaxing and thinking about anything and everything. Who knows?
    I love the pics of Gerda and Rostik in “terms of endearment”!
    I wish the bears all the best and Rostik a good and appropriate new home.

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Dear Mervi,

    thank you for this wonderful pictures from Russia.
    Hopefully, Rostik will soon get a nice new home

    Hugs
    Anita

  5. Thank you very much for the ‘HAPPY NEW YWAER’-wishes from NOVOSIBIRSK / RUSSIA

    Danke ANNA NOVIKOVA und MERVI, dass Ihr uns wieder die Gelegenheit gebt,
    diese sch├Ânen Eisb├Ąren aus dem f├╝r uns fernen NOVOSIBIRSK etwas mitzubekommen.

    Herrlicher Schnee und gesund und froh wirkende Eisb├Ąren
    – selbst Papa KAI wirkt auf mich keineswegs missgelaunt:

    Auch die allerbesten W├╝nsche NACH Novosibirsk (+ Malm├Â).

  6. Liebe Mervi und Anna!

    Danke fuer sch├Âne Fotos.

    Happy new year to Novosibirsk.

    Hugs

    TBM

  7. Mervi, thank you very much for the article! Thank you very much for the comments! Happy New Year!
    I wish everyone happiness and good luck!

  8. ├ľLiebe Mervi,

    danke f├╝r die russischen Neujahrsw├╝nsche.

    Eisb├Ąren und Schnee, das geh├Ârt einfach zu sammen. Und es ist immer wieder sch├Ân anzusehen.

    Gerda ist ein richtiges Schnuckelchen mit einem wundersch├Ânen Gesicht, das mich ein wenig n Katjuscha erinnert.

    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Monika

  9. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Anna.
    Best wishes to Kai, Gerda and Rostik.

  10. Liebe Mervi,

    die winterlichen Gr├╝├če unserer russischen B├Ąren sind wunderbar.
    Ich glaube auch, dass die Eisb├Ąren im kalten Norden einfach
    weniger Probleme mit dem Fell haben. Sie sehen fantastisch aus!

    Danke f├╝r die nordischen Gr├╝├če!
    Britta-Gudrun

  11. Dear Mervi and dear Anna

    What wonderful pictures from a winter-wonder-land. The bears looks so good. Gerda looks wonderful. And Yes Kai must have had a hard night. Sweet pictures of Gerda and Rostik.

    Hugs from Copenhagen
    Inge

  12. Liebe Mervi und liebe Anna,
    Gerda sieht wirklich sehr fluffig aus und Kai ist bestimmt ganz begeistert von seiner Partnerin.
    Bin auch gespannt wohin Rostik reisen wird und hoffe auf einen guten Platz f├╝r ihn.
    Danke f├╝r die sch├Ânen Bilder und den passenden Texten.
    Liebe Gr├╝├če Moni K

  13. Dear Anna and Mervi,
    thank you for the winter pictures from Novosibirsk. There is a lot of snow there and I think it is very cold too. Gerda looks beautiful. The pictures of Gerda and Rostik playing together are very nice. I hope Rostik will come in the good zoo very soon.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  14. Dear Anna and Mervi, thank you for sharing these pics with us. The bears are looking great and most probably thanks to all the snow they can get there. I also hope that Rostik can find a good place for the rest of his life. Ans even though Kai may suffer of a hangover, pretty soon Gerda will help him to get rid of it, isn’t it.