SPRING IS HERE because Malla bear says so!

Mar 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

27.3.2018 Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

This morning it was time for Malla – one of the two brown bears in Ranua – to come out of her den and  say ‘Good morning Finland! Good morning world!’ Jemma is still sleeping but it shouldn’t last long until even she will come out.

No matter how much snow there is – when Malla has finished hibernating it simply is SPRING! 🙂

After a long sleep it’s better not to eat too much at once but some snacks are very welcome.

Malla didn’t hesitate but ate the apple with good appetite.

Oh bear, maybe there’s more under the snow …..

In the short video (in the end) you can see there was more. The keepers had hidden a little surprise for Malla.

Nice to meet you again, folks!

Don’t you think I look quite presentable although I just got up?

Oh yes, dear Malla! You certainly look most presentable! I wish I would look as nice in the morning ….

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  1. Dear Mervi Malla has helped to bring the Spring even if the
    snow is still on the ground.
    Thank you

  2. Malla scheint eine Frühaufsteherin zu sein… 😉
    Aber auch Braunbären haben Spaß im Schnee.
    Ein Apfel ist genau das Richtige nach der langen
    Fastenzeit. Ich wünsche den Tieren in Ranua
    einen baldigen Start ins Frühjahr ! 🙂
    Was hat Malla im Video gefunden ?

  3. Dear Mervi!
    When I saw these pics I had to think of Palle Jooseppi who was the former messenger of spring.
    Malle appears to be a worthy successor of him. Like Palle Jooseppi she couldn´t wait till all the snow has melted… But she makes sure spring will come!
    Thank you for the promising pics!
    I wonder what she will do with the log she found under the snow?


  4. TERVE! also to you, dear MALLA; with the thick/dense and shiny fur.
    I even don’t look as well-groomed as you – not only in the morning but also all day long . . .
    It’s near to unbelievable that you are still spoiled with such enormous piles of snow.
    What did you dig out from the fluffy snow? Must have been a right treasure, as you didn’t really show it 😉
    ENJOY! And also enjoy all spring – with and without snow.

    Didn’t I read you have given birth to cubs again??
    I am sure you will tell us more, soon!

    Thank you so far, dear brown bear beauty (BBB)

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    so gut wie Malla möchte ich auch morgens aussehen.
    Ein feiner Bär mit der guten Botschaft – es ist Frühling in Ranua!
    Die leckere Überraschung ist bestimmt etwas Fleischiges, denn nur
    dafür lohnt es sich so tief zu graben.
    @ Dumba, die braunen Babybären sind in Orsa!

  6. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    Malla ist der Frühlingsbringer und ich wünsche den Finnen, daß auch sie endlich frisches Grün sehen werden.
    Vielen Dank für Malla nach ihrer Winterruhe.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  7. Schön zu sehen, dass Mala gesund und munter aus der Winterruhe zurück ist. Jetzt kann sie noch den Schnee genießen.

    Danke für die Bilder der schönen Bärin.

    Liebe Grüße