A Winter morning with Sisu and Venus

Feb 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

16.2.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Hej! It’s your Sisu calling again. I know some of you would love to have some snow. We’ve got lots and lots of the white stuff and I would be more than happy to send you a box or two. Unfortunately I haven’t found parcels that would be suitable for snow mail.

We start our mornings with a refreshing snow bath. As you can see our furs are looking wonderfully fluffy after a cold bath.

Mama always insists on checking if I’ve washed my face, too. Then she kisses my licorice nose very gently.

I’m a very big boy for my age but mama’s still bigger than I am. Well, we’ll see how it will look after a few of months or so ….

Very often we find yammy snacks in the snow. Frozen apples are really good!

MAMAAA! I’m bored!

Have you any ideas what we could do today? I’m waiting!!!

Well, dear boy, do you see these twigs? Maybe we can examine them a little closer.

Look, there are small white leaves on them! I know now that in the Summer the leaves will turn green but I like this white version very much.

Maybe I can eat them ….. or on the second thought they’re not very delicious. Luckily my nice keepers feed mama and me with much more yammier food, hehehee …. 🙂

Mama, what are you doing with that twig?

Just watch and learn, sonny! You can measure the deep of the snow with this twig!

Measure the deep of the snow with a twig? I only have to use my eyes!

I dedicate the following two photos to Patricia in Belgium. 🙂

Marko took some nice close-ups of my face so I asked Mervi to pick her favourite.

She said she couldn’t do that because she loves all of them!

Hmm, I can’t say I disagree with her ….

I would like to send this photo to Quintana. Do you think she would like it?

As usual I want to show you a couple of pics of my friends. This birdie sure looks impressive!

Have you ever seen such big and blue eyes?

This cat loves the snow, too.

The wolverine Ninja is more than happy rolling in the snow. What a broad smile!

Finally a couple of short videos for you:

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  1. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,
    Sisu und Venus sind jetzt im Paradies, sehr viel Schnee!
    Gut sehen beide aus mit ihrem dicken Fell und wohl genährt.
    Ein Stöckchen zum spielen reicht und Venus lernt ihrem Sohn alles was er für die Zukunft braucht.
    Vielen Dank, schöne Bilder und wunderbar mit Text versehen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  2. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for the winter pictures from Ranua. Sisu and Venus enjoy the snow. I like the picture of wolverine Ninja, she is happy about the snow.

  3. TERVE, sunny SONNY!
    I love your mama’s new pet name for you: ‘SONNY’! How charming and tender!
    And you are not only her ‘SONNY’ but I am sure you are also her ‘SUNNY’.
    We in Germany use to say ‘Jemand hat ein SONNIGES GEMÜT’ and I am sure you have got one.
    Something like ‘You have a SUNNY DISPOSITION”!

    Can you please tell me what PATRICIA did dicover in the pictures auntie MERVI did dedicate to her?
    Please! I am still not sure whether you are a girl or a boy. Please don’t be upset because of my being so slow on the uptake sometimes . . . it’s not my intention to hurt you; never ever!

    What a question this is, whether QUINTANA will love the photo you did chose for her!!!
    I am convinced she will just LOVE ANY of your pics regardless what one see on it of you!

    Your portraits are simply FANTASTIC! And I love the pictures of you as much as those of your dear mum VENUS acting with the twigs – AND I love the conversation on it you had with her!!

    Thank you very much for having spoiled us again with one of your charming reports.
    Thanks also to your ‘assistants’: MERVI – MARKO JUNTTILA – your complete home zoo ‘THE RANUA WILDLIFE PARK’ and all YOUR BEAUTIFULL NEIGHBORs (see e.g. those in the last 4 pics of your report.

    The two videos I will watch later in the day or tomorrow . . I am sure I will like them as much as your report!

  4. Dear Mervi

    Again Markos photos are incredibly beautiful !
    Valeska and Sisi have much fun in the snow.
    Here we only had two days with snow. In
    Ranua you have masses of the white stuff.
    The portrait of the owl is my favorite pic !
    But the wolverine and the lynx also had
    fun in the snow. The eagle looks a little
    bit sceptical… 😉 Thank you for the
    nice report from the north ! 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  5. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for these beautiful wintry pics and videos of Venus and Sisu!
    Both look gorgeous with their thick and fluffy fur. They have so much fun playing in the snow. Tyres are for sure perfect toys for polar bears.
    It´s plain to see that Sisu is a little boy, hmm not so little anymore. It looks like he found out for himself at that very moment… 😉 Although Sisu has grown a lot, he´s still a cutie pie!

    But not only the photos are wonderful, I also loved the subtitles!
    I admired the pics of the other animals too, they are doing well in wintertime and especially the wolverine knows to enjoy himself in the snow. So delightful!


  6. The videos are funny – Sisu enjoys his cold bed.
    And Valeska had fun with the tire. 🙂 Maybe its
    a gift from Raspi, he has sent it from Antibes….

  7. Liebe Mervi,

    deine herrlichen Dialoge zwischen Mutter und Sohn bereiten wieder ein großes Vergnügen.
    Die niedlichen Fotos speziell für Patricia sind allerliebst.
    Beide sehen prachtvoll aus und dürfen hoffentlich noch sehr lange zusammen bleiben.

    Den anderen Bewohnern in Ranua geht es ebenfalls bestens und das ist die Hauptsache.

    Dir und dem tollen Fotografen Marco ganz herzlichen Dank für das Update aus Ranua!

    Liebe Grüße

  8. Dear Mervi, I adore these winter pics of Ranua, showing polar bears in their natural habitat. But unfortunately, I am still having serious doubts with regard to the gender. Therefore, I cannot find a very important detail, which at this age would become more and more visible, especially when laying on the back.
    Dumba, I hope that this answers your question.

  9. Dear Mervi,
    Thank you for this article!
    So nice to see happy polar bears, who can enjoy such a white snow.
    The little one does not stand up even- so good is in the snow…

  10. Liebe Mervi,

    das sind wieder sehr schöne Fotos von Sisu und Venus. Bei so viel Schnee kann man richtig neidisch werden.

    Auch auf diesen Fotos, und vor allem auch auf den Videos sieht man es besonders. Herrlich. Da möchte man doch echt mitspielen.

    Auch die anderen Tiere sind wieder super abgelichten. Der Vielfraß, der sich im Schnee wälzt, ist klasse.

    Vielen Dank an Marko, dass er die Fotos und Videos zur Verfügung stellt.

    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende

  11. Thank you very much dear Mervi.
    The photos of Marko Junttila are wonderful.
    Best wishes to Sisu and Venus.

  12. Dear Mervi!
    Meanwhile I read the other comments and there were some doubts respectively Sisu´s gender.
    I stick to my opinion and suppose Sisu is a boy, but of course I´m not absolutely sure.
    So I stay relaxed and have to take it as it comes. Maybe the outcome will be a surprise for me…
    If boy or girl, one thing is for certain, Sisu is a beautiful young polar bear!


  13. Dear Mervi and Marko
    Am on a train between Birmingham
    and Oxford, after spending time with 4
    polars who have no snow.
    Sisu looks very happy and very big. I am sure
    that when the time comes Sisu will let us
    know whether he is boy or girl bear.
    In the meantime his mum is the main
    bear in his life.

  14. Dear Marko
    Dear Mervi

    What great pictures!
    Polar bears in deep snow and then only the black button eyes and the black stubsnose. I am thrilled and thank you for the beary beautiful impressions from Orsa!!!!!


  15. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us. And you have made again a sweet story with it.
    dear Marko thank you ,your pictures are always a great pleasure.
    terve dear Sisu, you and Mama are looking so lovely together, it is a joy to see,that you enjoy the time with your dear Mama. in your cosy home. All the best to you and your Mama
    big paw waves to all