Magic of Lapland with Sisu and his friends

Jan 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

15.1.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! I know many of you would like to experience some Winter magic but it may not be possible where you live. Don’t you worry – together with my friends I have the great pleasure of bringing you a touch of frost and snow!

The path to my – and my mama’s – enclosure looks like this for the time being.

Before you can see us you’ll meet these figures. Hahaa, some visitors believe mama and I have escaped ….

The dholes love the Winter time, too, and they enjoy having the soft, white stuff under their paws.

Snow powder makes any fur looks wonderful doesn’t it? …. and we’re worth it! 🙂

The Siberian musk deer is an endangered species. Their greatest threat is poaching. The name musk deer refers to musk gland; the secretion, musk, is one of the most expensive animal products. Musk is used in oriental medicine and as perfume. Luckily this beautiful deer is safe here in Ranua!

Don’t be afraid, sweet friend! We don’t let anybody hurt you!

I love the blue hour – especially when I can even see the moon!

The moose have long legs so wading in the snow is no problem for them.

The moose twins have grown a lot but they still want to stay close to mama.

Is there more snow coming?

A kiss on mama’s boomsie 🙂

The sun only shows for a short time but it makes even a moose head golden!

Magic of Lapland. I know Mervi misses it every year so I hope these photos will make her feel less home sick.

Oh bear, those crows are everywhere! Never mind, at least it’s easy to see them. 🙂

Finally I want to show you two videos of our SNOW SPA! You must admit it’s luxorious!

Well, that’s it for this time but I’ll be back soon.

Your pal Sisu

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  1. TERVE! – Ciao BELLO (or rather ‘Ciao BELLA!’ (??)

    One could really get more than green with envy when seeing your snow paradise in RANUA.
    That’s an uncredible fairytale-like landscape at this time of the year.

    And as I could see for a moment*** in the videos you really LOVE YOUR SNOW!
    I’d like to kiss your wonderful belly when fooling around in the white stuff !

    Also your neighbors, the dholes, the cute Seberian musk deer,
    and the mooses look SO BEAUTIFUL in all that WHITE!

    *** Unfortunately the video doesn’t run properly in our country or it’s not allowed to
    watch in our country for business reasons (?).
    It said after having started properly: ‘VIDEO NICHT VERFUEGBAR’.

    Anyway, thank you very much MARKO JUNTTILA and MERVI for the fun (and joy to our eyes!)

  2. TOLLE FOTOS !
    Danke an Marko fürs fotografieren
    und Mervi fürs einstellen und editieren.
    Mich fröstelt etwas bei den Bildern, man
    fühlt die Kälte geradezu. 🙂 Den Tieren
    scheint sie aber nichts auszumachen.

  3. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,
    wie herrlich so viel Schnee!
    Toll die beiden Eisbärskulpturen, sehen total echt aus.
    Für Venus und Sisu ist es das Eisbärparadies und auch die anderen tierischen Bewohner sind an
    diese schneereichen Winter gewöhnt.
    Herzlichen Dank für traumhafte Bilder aus dem WinterWonderland.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  4. Dear Mervi and Marko,
    thank you for the winter pictures from Ranua. The ice polar bear figures are wonderful. It is great to see the animals, who love the snow.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  5. Morjens Sisu!

    Kyl snul on vähän kauhia pal lunt. Viittisk lähettä tänne Turkku kans vähän tota lunt. Meil ei ol sitä juur yht. Meill on vaa pimjä ja tuulist. Oleks muute lähettäny meilii sinn Kiina, ko ne Pandat ulev. Mahtaa se ol niilekin hirmune yllätys kui pali sitä lunt oikke on sielä Ähtärissäki. Mitäs luulet mitä ne tekevä siel lumes. Mahtak ne ruveta rustaama lumiukoi vai lumilinnoi.
    Sul näytti oleva oikke lysti sun mammas kans. Kerro ny mammalleki terveyksi ja nill muil elukoil kans.
    Voi paksuste!

    TBM

  6. Dear Mervi and Marko
    Sisu is quite right, the animals are worth it!
    Snow in Ranua looks magical and suits its inhabitants very well.
    I can imagine visitors wondering if the Polar Bears are out when they see the
    silhouettes.
    The Moose babies and Sisu are growing up fast.
    All the best to everyone in Ranua from Oxford

  7. Thank you very much dear Mervi.
    The photos of Marko Junttila are wonderful.
    Best wishes to everyone in Ranua.

  8. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,

    vielen Dank für die traumhaft schönen Winterfotos aus dem Ranua-Zoo.
    Super schön der Tiefschnee. Und die Tiere genießen es.
    Besonders natürlich die Eisbären. Es macht Spaß zuzusehen, wie Sisu sich im Schnee amüsiert.
    Danke auch für die zwei schönen Videos.

    Auch ich finde die Eisbärenskulpturen echt super. Sie sehen wirklich aus wie echt. Das sind die besten Skulpturen die ich jemals von Eisbären gesehen habe.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

  9. Dear Marko and Dear Mervi, thank you so much for these wonderful pictures of a magic Lapland. All animals of this white world do perfectly fit there, isn’t it. Loved the spa of Sisu and mommy, but for me a tad too fresh.

  10. Liebe Mervi,

    bei diesen traumhaft schönen Schneebildern im Sonnenschein und in den typischen Blautönen des Winters kann ich deine Sehnsucht nach Schnee gut verstehen. Die Tiere in Ranua leben in einem Winterparadies, ohne unter den strengen Bedingungen des Winters leiden zu müssen, weil ihnen das Futter regelmäßig serviert wird.

    Die Freude über SISU und seine tierischen Freunde im Park ist besonders heute ein bisschen Balsam für die
    traurige Seele wegen des Todes von Vienna.

    Dir und Marko ganz herzlichen Dank!
    Britta-Gudrun

  11. Dear Meri and Marko!
    After the sad news about Vienna it´s a delight to learn Venus and Siku are doing well and enjoy winter time to the fullest.
    The dholes, siberian musks and moose look fantasic in this winter wonderworld of snow and ice.
    Marko´s photos are gorgeous and present the beautiful sides of winter to us.
    I´m happy I can watch them in a warm and cosy room…
    Unfortunately I can´t view the videos.

    Hugs
    Anke

  12. Was für ein herrliches Winterwunderland! Sisu und die anderen Bewohner in Ranua müssen sehr glücklich sein, dieser tolle Schnee und trotzdem bestens versorgt.

    Danke für die wunderschönen Bilder!

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  13. Dear Mervi
    Dear Marko

    Just wonderful!!!
    Thank you so much.

    Hugs
    Anita

  14. dear Mervi, dear Marko
    thank you so much for all these wonderful pictures of the Winter wonderland of Ranua
    it is a big joy to see the lovely animals enjoying the snow
    terve dear Sisu
    I think you are now very happy, this is the righit weather for a young polar bear boy, enjoy the playing in the snow, you are looking sweet and so are the moose twins
    dear greetings and big paw waves