Spring has come even to Orsa

Apr 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa


In Orsa the Spring means sunshine and shining white snow which will most probably stay until mid May – or maybe even later. In the shadowy spots snow can be seen even in June.

This is Herr Wilbär on his snowy throne.  It’s almost impossible to find him in the snow. 🙂

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Wilbär has been very eager to meet Hope lately. He has also shown his love to Ewa although the keepers haven’t notice Ewa being in a heat. Maybe due to Hope’s presence!

Hope is staying in the neighbouring big enclosure but the bears can anyway be quite close to each other. So far Hope hasn’t shown any greater interest to Ewa and Wilbär. She wants to stay in the other end of her enclosure. It doesn’t matter how much Wilbär ‘calls’ her and tries to get as close to her as possible. Ewa is taking things more calmly but even she is curious.


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Ewa and Wilbär

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When the keepers call Hope for a meal she comes to the stable and Wilbär gets very excited when she comes closer. Of course, Knuti’s Weekly will follow the development in Orsa and keep you updated – HOPEfully with new photos of Hope, too. 🙂

There’s a short video, too, in the end of this article. I made some screen shots because some of you may not be able to see the video.

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A big barrel is a piece of cake for Wilbär!

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Ewa uses another kind of technics moving the barrel. 🙂

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The Easter has gone but I want to show the tiger kittens’ lovely card anyway.

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I have the great pleasure to tell everybody missing the snow leopard lady Bhavani in Wuppertal that she’s doing just fine in Orsa.

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  1. On one of the first sunny days here it is lovely to see Orsa glittering in the snow.
    Wilbaer and Ewa look great as does Bhavani.
    Hope is a very young bear so her caution is understandable.
    She has been given her own space which is good.

  2. Liebe Hope,

    in Orsa mit seiner tollen Schneelandschaft hast du das große Los gezogen.
    Als Youngster hast du noch Schonzeit und Wilbär soll erst mal mit Ewa “zu Potte kommen”!

    Liebe Mervi,

    das sind ganz reizende Fotos von der Bärengang in Orsa
    und bei Wilbär und Ewa habe ich den Eindruck, dass die beiden
    auch nach Jahren immer noch “Mutter und Kind” spielen –
    vielleicht brauchen die mal einen Aufklärungskurs, ähnlich
    wie der von Knut, der so witzig ist.

    Liebe Grüße und vielen Dank für die schönen Schneefotos!

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the lovely pics from Ranua!
    It´s obvious Ewa and Wilbär are doing fine. For them it is advantageous that the snowy landscape still lasts and spring did not take up the reign yet, although the snow begins to melt slowly.

    I loved the video where Wilbär shared the blue barrel with Ewa.

    HOPEfully Hope enjoys the long duration of winter and staying alone for a while.

    The tiger cubs on the Easter Card are adorable and Bhavani is for sure a stunning beauty.
    I wish her all the best in Ranua.


  4. I am happy for EWA (nice close-up!) she is not neglected by WILBAER.
    HOPEfully dear HOPE doesn’t feel unhappy in her self-chosen loneliness!

    Sweet tiger kits, indeed!

    Beautiful ‘Wuppertal’-snow leopard in Orsa! Does he feel at home and happy there?

    Thanks, dear MERVI, for this latest report from ORSA and its inhabitants with those beautiful latest video and screen shots of the happy aprt of the three polar bears there, EWA and WILBAERle playing happily in the ‘liquid snow hole’ which also allows us to see something of the beautiful landscape there!

  5. Wilbär und Ewa haben Spaß am Pool.
    Die kleinen Tiger sind entzückend !
    Ich freue mich, dass Bahvani sich
    gut eingelebt hat. 🙂

  6. Dear Mervi, oh that is polarbearland. Wonderful bears and big cats.

    (The 3 polarbears in Copenhagen are doing well.)

    Hugs Inge

  7. Liebe Mervi,
    Ewa und Wilbär sind in ihrem Schneeparadies sehr gut aufgehoben und es wird spannend zu sehen
    wie sich Hope mit den beiden versteht.
    Vielen Dank, tolle Bilder aus dem Orsapark.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  8. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures from Orsa. I can understand that Wilbär is delighted to meet Hope. I wish all 3 bears a happy summer time.

  9. Liebe Mervi,

    vielen Dank für die neuen Bilder aus Orsa.
    Ich bin gespannt, wie es dort weitergeht…..


  10. Liebe Mervi,

    das sind wieder sehr schöne Bilder von Wilbär und Ewa aus dem noch verschneiten Orsa.

    Das erste Foto, wo Wilbär im Schnee thront, ist klasse. Auch das Video ist sehr schön.

    Schneeleo und die kleinen Tigerchen sind ganz süß.

    Danke fürs Zeigen.

    Liebe Grüße

  11. Dear Mervi, every time when I see new pics of Orsa, I am thinking: is this the Lost Paradise or is this Real? Well, both, I suppose: It is a lost paradise because nowhere on earth, animals can live in a perfect world according to their real needs. But it is also Real because Orsa has re-created their needs and all these animals there (even though kept in captivity) found their paradise.