Baffin and Momo in Hamamatsu Zoo

Feb 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured articles

20.2.2018 – Photos by Michiyo Koyas

There are many polar bears in Japan that we don’t know very well so I’m glad to present two ‘new’ white, fluffy friends to you in this magazine.

Please, meet Baffin and and her daughter Momo nicely posing in the morning sun.

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Mama, will you check if I’ve grown during the night?

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Baffin – born in Kolmården, Sweden in 1991. She lived first in Osaka but mover later to her current home in Hamamatsu Zoo. She’s even the big sister of Ilka and Nuuk that now live in Skandiviske Dyrepark in Denmark.

Momo (whose name means ‘Peach’) – the daughter was born in Osaka 2014, Vater’s name is Gogo, born in 2004 in Perm, Russia

Some stretching before other activities.

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What shall we do today?

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Follow me! I’m sure even this day will be filled with new adventures!

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Oh, there’s a nice ball for us!

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OK, you can throw it first ….

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I must focus now ……

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…. the technics is A and O in ball throwing!

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Here we go! A nice throw don’t you think?

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After the throwing exercises it was time for water games.

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How about a game of water polo?

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A tender hug is never wrong!

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Thank you for watching!

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  1. Liebe Mchiyo,liebe Mervi!

    Danke fürs Vorstellen dieser beiden schoenen und lustigen Eisbär -Ladys.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  2. Dear Mervi!
    The polar bears in Japan have many toys. They look very nice too. It is difficult to say how the enclosure looks like.
    Thank you for introducing us Baffin and Momo.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for introducing these two charming and beautiful polar bear ladies from Japan.
    Baffin and Momo look as if they have a good time together. All the best for them!

    It´s nearly impossible to know all polar bears in zoos all over the world!
    Doumo arigatou!

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Konichiwa ihr zwei japanischen Bären!

    Liebe Mervi, deine Suche nach neuen Bären war wieder erfolgreich – Chapeau!
    Auch für diese zwei findest du wie immer passende Dialoge zu den Fotos, die
    mir gut gefallen.
    Ich wüßte gerne, was Bea geworden ist, die aus Italien nach Japan als junge
    Bärin gekommen ist und damals extra mit Olivenoel zu ihrem Fleisch verwöhnt
    wurde, weil sie anfangs wenige Hunger hatte.

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  5. Hallo Mervi

    Baffin und Momo sind schöne Bären.
    Es ist ungewöhnlich, dass die vier-
    jährige Tochter noch bei der Mutter
    ist, aber sie scheinen sich zu ver-
    stehen. Die Verwandschaftsbezie-
    hungen der Bären sind international.

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  6. Hallo Mervi im Zoo von Osaka wo Momo Gebohren wurde ist Schilka Zuhause und Sie hatt ja soviel Spielsachen, der Zoo Schaut gut zu den Tieren.ich Hoffe dass Schilka bald einen Partner beckommt liebe Grüsse Hans Odermatt

  7. dear Michiyo and dear Mervi,
    these are wonderfujl puctures of two lovely Polar bears Baffin and Momo. I am very grateful that we can see such sweet pictures from so far away Japan..Thank you so much. The text to the pictures is also very nice.
    dear greetings and big paw waves to all of you
    Filomena

  8. Dear Mervi,

    What wonderful bears from Japan you have introduced here. Thanks a lot !

    Hugs Inge

  9. Liebe Mervi und Michiyo,
    super daß wir auch diese Bären kennen lernen dürfen.
    Momo erinnert mich sehr an Charlotte, sie hat auch so langen Beine und ist eher schlank.
    Vielen Dank für die schönen Bilder aus dem fernen Japan.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  10. Dear Mervi and Michiyo
    Thank you for introducing us to Baffin and
    Mono.
    They look very well and happy together.
    Japan has many Polar Bears in zoos. It is
    great to meet them here.

  11. Dear Michiyo and Dear Mervi, how wonderful to get news of other polar bears in Japan. And oh yes, it is very important that mother is checking whether her daughter has grown a bit during the night. It is great to see how both can still live together and play together notwithstanding the age of the daughter.
    Ah well, the girl does not have to say “thank you watching”. We have to say: thank you for bringing this joy.