Dumka and her baby girl Purga

May 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Zoos in Russia

17.5.2018 – Source: Izhevsk Zoo, Russia

Purga the polar bear cub, getting nursed by her mother Dumka, at Izhevsk Zoo, Russia. What could be a better way to start a day?

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Mama Dumka takes this opportunity to wash her daughter’s fur.

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The breakfast time is over and it’s time to start planning the activities of this day.

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Purga seems to be ready for new adventures!

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Dumka jumped into the water and tried to make Purga jump in, too.

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However, Purga hesitated …. It looks like she’s checking the temperature of the water. Is it maybe too warm? 🙂

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She kept running along the pool side. Every now and then she jumped in but came up quickly again.

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Mama has found something that caught Purga’s interest.

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Now she just couldn’t resist … the curiousity won! 🙂

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Maybe you remember that Purga means ‘snow storm’? Well, the young lady certainly moves like a furry hurricane as you can see in the video. 🙂

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No polar bear can resist a tyre so, naturally even Dumka and Purga were delighted by the black surprise in the water.

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Only one tyre and two polar bears! What to do? Well, everything went very smoothly and I’m sure Dumka is very proud of her daughter’s swimming and diving skils.

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In the video you can see the both bears having bundles of fun together.

Purga is still a little cubbie who even needs some rest. Although I’m not sure who was more tired – the mother or the child! 🙂

Finally both bears decided to take a break and Dumka gave Purga a tender kiss on the nose.

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Teasing mama is so fun!

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But just lying close to her is so relaxing and makes Purga feel safe and secure.

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Purga’s facial expression seems to say ‘Mama’s my best friend’.

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  1. Mervi
    Thank you for bringing us these pictures and the lovely text. Purga is certainly a little storm. Dumka knows how to encourage her to come into the water. The Russian bears are always a delight to see.

  2. Liebe Mervi,

    das Wasserballett von Mutter und Kind ist bezaubernd.
    Purka scheint aber auch schon eine erfahrene Taucherin und Schwimmerin zu sein.
    Zu gerne hätte ich gesehen, wie sie einmal durch den Reifen durchgeschwommen ist.
    Ansätze dafür gab es viele.

    Das lange Video mit Purka an Mamas Milchbar ist auch herzallerliebst.

    Vielen Dank für deine wunderbaren Untertitel zu diesem schonen Mutter-Kind Idyll.

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Purga is a lovely girl. Dumka looks proud 🙂


  4. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for bringing us these nice pics and videos of Dumka and Purga and your appropriate and vivid words.
    Purga is a cute and frisky little bear full of energy. Her name is eminently suitable because she is dashing around like a little white whirlwind.
    She and her mum are a good team and the photos and videos would habe been quite fitting on Mother´s day.
    A tyre is a fantastic toy for polar bears which this one proves again.


  5. Hallo Mervi

    Purga ist ein schönes Eisbärenkind
    und so verspielt. Mutter Dumka tut
    ihr bestes, um das Bärchen gut zu
    erziehen und zu säugen. Ich schaue
    die Videos etwas später in Ruhe. 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    danke fürs Einstellen der wunderschönen Bilder von Dumka und ihrer kleinen Tochter.

    Schön wie die Beiden im Wasser spielen.

    Kleine Bärchen an Mamas Milchbar sind immer niedlich anzusehen.
    Das Video davon habe ich mir schon angesehen. Die anderen schaue ich später.

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Dear Mervi, my favorite pic is the one, mommy kissing baby!!! HOW SWEET that is. And I have also noticed that the more the ball is no longer in a ball-shape, the bigger the pleasure (for mother as well as for baby) and a tyre is of course the best toy ever invented.