Lynn’s first meeting with Nord

Apr 6th, 2018 | By | Category: News from the Bear World

6.4.2018 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo, TV2 Lorry

Polar bear Lynn came to Copenhagen from Vienna and after about a month’s quarantine it was finally time for her to meet the male Nord.

There are now three polar bears in the Copenhagen Zoo:

Nord, male, 12 år, 420 kg – born in Moscow, Russia, parents are Simona and Vrangel
Noel, female, 14 år, 325 kg – born in Fasano, Italien, parents are Marissa and Felix
Lynn, female, 6 år, 250 kg – born in Rhenen, Netherlands, parents are Huggies and Viktor

But first I want to show you some photos and a video of Noel and Nord on Monday the 2nd of April.

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Maybe Nord is already waiting for Lynn ….. ?

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Both the keepers and the visitors were holding their breath when Lynn and Nord met each other for the first time.

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The bears have seen and smelled each other through a hence but now they could touch each other, too. The meeting resulted in hugging, wrestling and even tiny bites but it was all very playful, the zoologist Mikkel Stelvig said.

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Lynn’s genes go perfectly well with Nord’s so the Copenhagen Zoo is happy to have her. Of course, they also hope for a cub or cubs in due course.

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Nöel has already been in heat so Lynn’s arrival gives her some extra peace now. 🙂

The following days will show if the three bears can function together and share the big enclosure.

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  1. Liebe Mervi

    Das sind aufregende Tage in Kopenhagen.
    Das erste Treffen war schon mal positiv !
    Mal sehen, wie Noel später reagiert. Ich
    hoffe, Lynn, Nord und Noel verstehen
    sich gut. In Karlsruhe ging es ja
    auch mit zwei Weibchen… 🙂

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  2. Dear Mervi, this all looks very promising. I am quite sure that the new group will have a good life together and remember in Berlin, Lars was living together with his 3 ladies and this without problems.

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Probably exciting days will follow…
    I hope Noel will cope too with that new situation and accept Lynn as a friend or playmate.
    I´ll keep my fingers crossed.

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Dear Mervi
    Excellent news from Copenhagen. It will be even
    better if all 3 bears are able to get along

  5. Dear Mervi!
    It looks like that Lynn likes Nord. I hope Noel will be on the good terms with Lynn.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  6. Dear Mervi !

    All the best for the bears. Thanks for showing.

    Weekendgreetings from Copenhagen
    Inge

  7. Congratulations! to ‘The Copenhagen Zoo’ and Thanks for the report.

    It’s so good to witness something went really smoothly in the ‘zoo world’ of our beloved
    white giants. Lynn seemed not to be afraid of all of the ‘still foreigner’ and even jumped into the pool
    right next to him. Wonderful. And we could even see a little kiss. Wishing a happy continuation for
    those two starting love birds but also for the combination of all the three, so Noel included!

    Also the 2nd video shows that there seems already to be ‘love in the air’.

    GOOD LUCK!

  8. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for this report with the nice pictures and videos!
    Ita seems to me, that Lynn is more active side. By the way it was so in Schönbrunn with Ranzo too. I hope all three bears will be good friends in the future.
    Good luck to bears!

    With greetings Evi

  9. Liebe Mervi,
    ich hoffe so sehr für Lynn, daß sie sich in Kopenhagen wohl fühlt.
    Sie hat mehr Interesse an Nord als er an ihr aber vielleicht täuscht auch das Video.
    Wird spannend wie Noel reagiert auf die viel jüngere Lynn.
    Danke Dir für diese interessanten News aus Kopenhagen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  10. Liebe Mervi,

    das erste Treffen zwischen Lynn und Nord hat doch ganz gut geklappt. Ich bin mir sicher, dass die Beiden sich gut verstehen werden. Ich wünsche es Ihnen.

    Ich bin auch schon gespannt, wenn Noel das erste Mal auf Noel trifft.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika