Memories of Knut in March 2010

Apr 5th, 2018 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.4.2018 Photos by Gudrun

We all remember the feedings of Knut very well. He was always eagerly waiting for the catering and we were there to admire him. We wanted to believe he was waving his paws to us but I guess he was rather telling the ‘catering personel’ that he was running out of patience …. 🙂

As usual his patience was rewarded even this special day.

What a big fish it was!

Can one hope for more of the fishy stuff?

OK! I’ll wait until tomorrow ….

After a good meal some rest was needed.

Dream on, sweet Knuti! You will always be in our hearts!

Dumba’s tribute to our sweet dreamer

This sleeping beauty is Katjuscha

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  1. What lovely pictures you found again, dear MERVI.
    Thanks to you and to GUDRUN.

    First pic: ‘Let it rain’ or are these rather sun rays / 2nd + 3rd pic ‘KNUT the fisher man’,
    4th + 5th pic ‘KNUT doing the laundry, 6th + 7th pic ‘KNUT ‘our’ all relaxed darling polar bear’.
    All those pictures are so cute and so typical ‘knutisch’ 🙂

    – – –
    This time I did dare to take a picture right from this article to create a little something
    for ‘KNUT’s 136th monthly = 11 1/3th birthday – memory’. See:

  2. Liebe Mervi,

    bei diesen Fotos von Knut mit dem Fisch denke ich immer an das Zitat von Douglas Adams aus:
    “Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis ” – und danke fĂĽr den Fisch!
    Wer hat eigentlich die Lachslieferungen eingefĂĽhrt? Ich glaube Barbara, die auch diesen tollen Knutschal kreiert hat – stimmt das?

    Als Träumerle sieht er wunderbar aus, aber das letzte Foto auf seinem “Fluchtfelsen” vor den drei Damen macht mich immer noch traurig….

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe und danke fĂĽr den Erinnerungsbeitrag!

  3. Dear Dumba,

    Thank you for the lovely collage! I have now inserted it in the article, too.

    Hugs from Mervi

  4. Thank you Mervi and Dumba

    The first picture shows how big Knut had actually grown.

    I have heard that this year Nobby was actually chasing Victor, so I remain sure that if Knuti had lived he would have been able to cope with Tosca and Nancy, though not Kati. It is likely that he would have been paired with Tonja either in the Zoo or Tierpark. I am sure that he would have coped and it would have been a wonderful story.

    Thank you for this tribute which I have copied to Knutitis as usual

  5. Liebe Gudrun,
    danke fĂĽr die Erinnerungsbilder.
    Dear Mervi!
    Giovanna stayed till 30.07.2010 in Berlin. She and Knut were in the small enclosure at this time. The first 2 pictures are not from Knut. I think on the last picture is Katjuscha.

  6. The first pic is Nancy and the second one is Tosca. The last one is indeed our “dikkertje” Katjuscha. But all others are showing Knut.
    Nevertheless, for all bears, it is offering us a good way back into memory.


    I am afraid you are right!
    How embarrassing! But I am sure KNUTi would forgive us/me!

  8. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for these sweet memories of our Knut
    dear Dumba thank your very much for your tribute to Knut, our Träumerle
    all is so lovely
    Knut you will be for ever in my heart
    dear greetings to all
    I am grateful for this Knuipian friendship

  9. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the remembrance of Knut and – inadvertent – of the Golden Girls.

    This time on the big enclosure was not the best in Knut´s life.
    I´m getting really sad when seeing him fearful and cowed at his corner.


  10. Dear all,

    Sorry for mixing up the photos but I’m sure you like them anyway! When I’m in a hurry I just focus on the ‘technical matters’.

    Thank you for the corrections!

  11. Dear Mervi, do not care about it. Like I wrote, these pics are bringing the others back too. I was just missing Lars.

  12. Ich erinnere mich nicht gerne an die Zeit im groĂźen Gehege.
    Knut war dort nicht glĂĽcklich. Von den Golden Girls lebt nun
    nur noch Kati – wenigstens sie durfte jetzt noch in den Genuss
    eines Mulch-Betts kommen. Die Bilder wecken bei mir eher
    traurige GefĂĽhle an die unselige Zeit unter Dr.B. Wie einfach
    hätte man damals den Bären das Leben erleichtern können…

  13. Dear Mervi,
    Dear Dumba,

    Thank you for this nice pictures and texts!
    I would just like to repeat Mervi’s words at the end of the article:
    “Dream on, sweet Knuti! You will always be in our hearts!”

    With greetings Evi from Tallinn

  14. Liebe Mervi,

    danke fĂĽr die Erinnerungsseite an Knut, und den Bildern von Gudrun, sowie die Collage von Dumba.

    Patricia hat recht, auf dem ersten Foto ist Nancy, und auf dem zweiten ist Tosca zu sehen.
    Und unsere Kati ist auf dem letzten Foto zu sehen.

    Ich finde den Mix ganz gut, so haben wir wieder alle vier Bärliner beisammen.

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe

  15. DEARS ALL/e –
    MERVI and Blog ‘KNUIPE’-colleagues, as well as any of the ‘loud and silent readers’:

    I felt it to be a ‘MUST’ to correct my mistake
    (see notes of ‘April 5th, 2018 12:54 pm’, ‘April 5th, 2018 11:39 am’, ‘April 5th, 2018 11:28 am’)
    that’s why I prepared another collage with our RIGHT ‘Herzensbär’ KNUT, SEE:

    06.04.2016, ca. 16 Uhr korrigierte Version
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Diesmal wirklich KNUT (. . . und nicht KATJUSCHA! . . . )

    (But, of course, also KATJUSCHA looked very lovely in GUDRUN’s pic.
    The one used now was taken from a newspaper article of September 8th, 2009!)

  16. Dear Dumba, thank you for your “correction” but do not care about the mistake anymore. Both collages were and are great and we all loved and love both bears.
    I hereby want to thank you for the collage you made for my birthday (sorry a bit late but I cannot post in The Knuipe nor the test forum – very frustrating!!).