Who turned the northern lights on?

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

27.3.2018 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve taas! Hello again! Here in Ranua we still have a wonderful Winter so I’ll be hunting Easter eggs under the snow.

I’ve been ‘rehearsing’ with a little help of a twig. Even though my mama is a very innovative polar bear I don’t think her hiding places will be too difficult to find.

Mama’s looking for suitable places for my surprises ….

She’s a beautiful lady don’t you agree? Her fur is so white and fluffy that I almost need sun glasses to watch it hehehee. 🙂

No wonder I’m such a handsome guy having a mother like this!!

When it was getting darker we suddenly saw something very mysterious happening in the sky.

Just look at mama’s face – I could see a piece of bread in her open mouth but she was too surprised to swallow it.

Oh bear! What a sight!

Mama, did you turn these lights on?

– No, dear boy – these are called the northern lights and they just appear every now and then. I can do a lot of things but I can’t turn them on or off.

– Are you sure, mama or are just kidding? You’re so clever … I wouldn’t be surprised if you had created these lights.

– Sisu, you’re flattering me! They say the lights move if you whistle. We can’t whistle but we can try some growling ….

Mama and I growled as loud as we could and can you imagine – the lights really were moving!

We have snow, we have northern lights and we have each other. What more could mama and I hope!

You have already met our friend wolverine a couple of times and here are new photos of him. I wonder what he was looking for …..

Well, it looks like he was satisfied with what he saw …. 🙂

What made this utter so snowy?

He was digging caves in the snow and did it very well, too!

Our ‘house cat’ was having a nap. I must say it looks very cute – almost like me ….

That was all for this time so I just sign this ‘letter’ with my paw prints. I wish you all a Happy Easter!

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  1. Liebe Mervi,

    wow, das ist eine tolle Ueberraschung mit den Nordlichtern. Kein Wunder,
    dass Sisu beeindruckt ist und seine Mutter für eine Zauberin hält.
    Tolle Bilder auch von den Eisbären und Sisu ist fast schon so groß wie seine
    Mutter, mit der er hoffentlich noch lange zusammensein kann.

    Auch der Wolverine , der Otter und die “Hauskatze” fühlen sich wohl, sie müssen
    alle noch lange auf den Frühling warten.

    Danke an dich und Marko für den schönen Beitrag!
    Herzliche Grüße

    PS. Sisu im Schnee findest du die bunten Ostereier ganz schnell und leicht!

  2. Dear Mervi, dear Marko!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures from the snow Ranua. Ranzo and Venus enjoy the snow. Venus is a very beautiful lady.
    The northern lights are very impressive.
    It is great to see wolverine and lynx enjoying the snow too.

  3. Dear Mervi,

    What a wonderful story! And how beautiful are these photos!
    Sisu is one very cute little bear: he looks always so happy…Not every polar bear doesn’t have so much white snow…He can really be proud of his mother too.
    Thank you for this report!


  4. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Again you brought us some beautiful impressions from the Ranua Wildlife Park in the north of Finland: happy and very goodlooking polar bears, gorgeous northern lights and a few smart neighbours of Venus and Sisu.

    Young children often believe their parents are kind of magicians and responsible even for the weather. Perhaps sometimes they are…

    I loved the pics of the wolverine who has to check if he´s a boy or a girl or if everything is still there.
    Simply hilarious!

    Thank you for these frosty and wonderful Easter greetings!
    It would be no surprise at all if many children in Germany this year will have to search for their Easter eggs in the snow too…
    But spring will come – finally!


  5. Dear Mervi and Marko
    Sisu and you have brought us a beautiful story for Easter.
    Polar Bears growling softly at the Northern Lights, a vision
    for us all.
    Venus deserves the compliments and looks splendid.
    Ranua is a magical place also for wolverine and lynx

  6. Lieber Marko, liebe Mervi

    Die Fotos sind wieder fantastisch !
    Insbesondere die Aufnahmen des
    Nordlichts sind beeindruckend. 🙂
    Der Winter lässt Sisu und die
    anderen Tiere noch nicht los.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  7. Liebe Mervi!

    Danke für die phantastischen Bilder, die Nordlichter sind ein tolles Schauspiel und sicher nicht nur für die Eisbären beeindruckend. Venus sieht wirklich wunderschön aus und Sisu ist auch schon gross geworden. Auch die anderen Ranuabewohner geniessen noch den Winter.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  8. TERVE! – Wonderful(!) boy(!?) with wonderful mother(!), and with even very beautiful neighbors and to top it all a super-wonderful, very special sky. We will never be able to see something comparable in our areas . . .

    Thanks to you, Marko Junttila and your home park, the RANUA WILDLIFE PARK – and not to forget your auntie and Godmother MERVI whi assisted you so well for appropriate words and who did all the editorial work to make YOUR article and pics appear in ‘KWM’!

  9. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    Sisu und Venus sind zu beneiden, so viel Schnee!
    Die Nordlichter sind das faszinierenste Naturschauspiel und ich möchte das auch einmal vor Ort erleben.
    Vielen Dank für Sisus schönten Report und ich wünsche allen ein schönes und sonnigees Osterfeest.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  10. dear Mervi and dear Marko,
    thank you so much for these wonderfjul pictures from Ranua. There is still winter and the lovely Polar bears and friends enjoy that.
    terve dear Sisu, you and Mama are looking so great and how exciting were the lights for you. I am glad that you can see such wonderful things in your northern home together with your dear Mama. I like also your sweet house cat.
    big paw waves to you all and have much joy

  11. Dear Mervi and dear Marko,

    wonderful pictures from Ranua. Thanks a lot. It looks cold, real polarbearweather.

    The polarbears look great. And so do the other animals too. The park is a wonderful place.
    The northern light looks great.

    Hugs Inge

  12. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,

    das sind ja wieder tolle Bilder aus Ranua. Ich hoffe für die Tiere, dass sie sich noch lange an den Schnee erfreuen können.
    Die passenden und humorvollen Kommentare von Dir liebe Mervi, sind auch wieder super.

    Es muss schon faszinierend sein, die Polarlichter mal live zu erleben.

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße