Juuso’s best creations – two sweet cubbies!

May 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

8.5.2018 – Photos by Pasi Jäntti, Kuusamo Predator Center

I guess you all remember the painting brown bear Juuso in the Kuusamo Predator Center. Now Juuso has managed to ‘create’ his best work! In February his girlfriend Reeta gave birth to two sweet cubbies.

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Sulo Karjalainen noticed the newborns when two lovely fur balls were looking out of Reeta’s den when she ended the hibernation period.

Pasi Jäntti managed to take some photos of the cubbies behind the fence. It’s no good to try to enter Reeta’s ‘territory’ now that she has babies!

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Papa Juuso is able to see his off spring behind the fence, too. According to Sulo Karjalainen he’s been chatting with Reeta and the cubs daily. 🙂

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Reeta is also talking to her cubs almost all the time – in her special bearish language. Just like she talks to Sulo when she has something on her mind.

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The cubs are, of course, still very small – they weigh approximately 2 kilos for the time being. They are very curious but also very cautious. However, they’re already showing some ‘rascal like’ behaviour. 🙂

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This one is trying to pinch mama’s food …..

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…. and was very succesful, too! 🙂

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Of course, Reeta has presented her cubs to Sulo who believes there’s one of each kind – a girl and a boy.

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It looks like the cubs are eager to learn to know Sulo – their ‘grandfather’. 🙂

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  1. Dear Mervi!
    This is wonderful that Juuso and Reeta are parents now. The cubs are very sweet. I wish all bears all the best.
    I am afraid Juuso is now busy with watching his kids and Reeta. He has no time for painting 🙂

  2. Dear Mervi!
    What a sweet surprise! Congratulations to Reeta, Juuso and – of course – to the Kuusamo Predator Center!
    These cubbies are adorable and I wish them all the best. May they grow big and strong and live a happy life.

    Hopefully they inherited the talent of their father and will create their own pieces of art later on!
    However that will be, I´m convinced their “grandfather” Sulo is very proud of them anyway.
    Thank you for introducing them to us.


  3. Hallo Mervi

    Die kleinen Bären sind eine besondere Überraschung.
    Also hat Juuso neben seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit
    auch noch erfolgreich für Nachwuchs gesorgt.
    Ich wünsche Reetas Kindern alles Gute ! 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  4. Liebe Reeta, Lieber Juuso. Lieber Sulo!

    Paljon onnea koko karhuperheelle. Uutisissa oli, että nyt syntyneet karhunpennut saavat jäädä suurpetokeskukseen jatkamaan perinnettä. Suurenmoista.

    Viel Glueck


  5. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the interesting report and the nice Photos!
    The cubbies are very cute!

    Greetings and hugs


  6. Liebe Mervi,

    ob Juuso sein Künstlertalent vererbt hat, wissen wir noch nicht.
    Auf jeden Fall ist sein Nachwuchs so hübsch wie alle kleinen
    Braunbären und mit einem guten Appetit gesegnet, damit sie groß
    und stark werden.
    Danke an dich und Pasi Jäntti für die wunderschönen Fotos!


  7. Liebe Mervi,
    für mich sind Braunbär-Babys das absolute Highlight und ich finde sie noch süßer wie kleine Eisbären.
    Ich wünsche den großen und kleinen Bären einen schönen Frühling und daß sie gesund bleiben.
    Vielen Dank an Pasi Jäntti für die schönen Bilder!
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  8. Dear Mervi
    A beautiful story and happy bit of news. It is interesting to read that Juuso is taking an interest in his little ones.
    The big cats are often loving and attentive fathers. Because they do not have to hunt for themselves and rely on lionesses. Bears are solitary in the wild and so do not. But being very intelligent and curious by nature might make Zoo bears take an interest in cubs.

  9. Liebe Mervi,

    das sind ja zwei supersüße Pelzkugeln. So kleine Braunbären sieht man selten.

    Na dann herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute für die Minis.

    Liebe Grüße

  10. Liebe Mervi!

    Die kleinen sind wirklich süss, ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gute!

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  11. And this is really Juuso’s master piece: two lovely little cubbies. No big surprise at all that they too wanted to meet their “granddad”.

  12. Dear Reeta and Juuso,

    Congratulations on your cute little cubbies and lots of happiness and love!
    You are bringing big smiles and and great joy, not only to your folks in the Kuusamo Predator Centre.

    Dear Mervi,
    Thank you for sharing this great news.