Hope has been introduced to Ewa and Wilbär!

May 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

4.5.2018 – Photos and information by Johanna Berglund

On the 2nd of May Hope could meet Ewa and Wilbär ‘nose to nose’ or maybe ‘nose to boomsie’ for the first time. 🙂

First the older bears didn’t even notice Hope because they now had access to both big enclosures and they wanted to explore the area again. This went on quite a while until Wilbär got very interested in the young lady.

Maybe Wilbär was a bit too interested but Hope is a really tough teenager who immediately showed Wilbär that this is not a way to treat a lady. Not on the first date anyway …. Wilbär even needed ‘protection’ from Ewa. 🙂

Ewa and Hope have had small arguments but Wilbär is acting like a referee and tries to calm down the lady bears.

Hope is learning to eat meat as well as fish and maybe Ewa and Wilbär will convince her that meat is good, too. There’s nothing wrong with Hope’s appetite though. When it was feeding time she simply chased away the older bears!

Ewa and Wilbär were a bit ‘upset’ but later in the afternoon they got big portions of meat. While they were having a dinner party Hope was playing with her toys in the pool. Well, the ‘pool’ is rather a lake in Orsa.

Wilbär is still following Ewa a lot but not as much as before now that Hope is present. It even looks like Ewa and Wilbär function better as a ‘team’ with Hope sharing the enclosure with them.

Knuti’s Weekly wishes the bear trio and their keepers a happy Spring time and hopes Ewa, Wilbär and Hope can live together in peace and harmony!

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  1. Hallo Mervi

    Das sind aufregende Neuigkeiten aus Orsa.
    Die Vergesellschaftung Hopes mit Wilbär
    und Ewa scheint gut geklappt zu haben.
    Flockes Tochter behauptet sich bis jetzt
    gut bei den älteren Bären.

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  2. Dear Mervi and Johanna
    This is a fascinating look at how Polar Bears handle relations. Hope is showing that she has learnt from Flocks and inherited her and Raspis strengths.
    Ewa is understandably cautious about Hope but a relationship is starting.
    Wilbaer is going to have to learn a bit how to cope with Hope

  3. Dear Mervi,

    Wow! How exciting!

    Flocke would be so proud of her girl!

    Thank you for this good news!

    I hope they continue to do well together.

    xo k-j

  4. Dear Mervi and Johanna!
    Thank you for the exciting news!
    Congratulations to Orsa!

    I´m relieved everything went smoothly!
    Hope is already able to underline expressly her point of view and to defend herself.
    I had a good laugh about:” not on the first date… Wilbär even needed `protection´ from Ewa”

    I wish the bears all the best: love, peace and happiness in harmony!


  5. Liebe Mervi,

    das sind ja tolle Neuigkeiten aus Orsa.
    Es sieht doch gar nicht so schlecht aus.
    Die kleine Hope weiß was sie will, und zeigt es auch.
    Ich denke, die drei werden sich schon aneinander gewöhnen. Auch Wilbär wird sich sicher freuen, eine Spielgefährtin zu haben.

    Ich wünsche den Dreien, dass sie sich schnell aneinander gewöhnen und eine schöne Zeit haben werden.

    Liebe Grüße

  6. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the good news from Orsa. I am delighted that Hope is a tough girl. She is a daughter of Raspi 🙂

  7. Dear Mervi,
    thanks a lot for the good and interesting news from Orsa and all the best wishes for the 3 bears.
    Hugs Inge

  8. Liebe Mervi,
    den 3 Eisbären kann man jetzt nur noch eine wunderschöne Zeit zusammen wünschen. Tolle Fotos!
    Danke vielmals für diesen schönen Bericht.

  9. Liebe Mervi und liebe Johanna,
    ich habe keinen Zweifel, daß die kleine Hope sich gut gegen die Großen behaupten kann.
    Sie ist selbstbewußt und Angst kennt sie nicht.
    Wichtig wird wie sie sich mit Ewa versteht, das müssen wir abwarten.
    Die Pfleger vor Ort wissen was sie riskieren können und das erste Treffen ist sehr positiv verlaufen.
    Vielen Dank für die Bilder und die neuesten Infos von den Bären.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K