It’s been hot even in Aalborg

Jun 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

12.6.2018 – Photos by Jeanette Johnsen

The heat wave in Scandinavia made even the polar bears in Aalborg very sleepy. It isn’t so easy for Malik and her daughters to be active when the heat is on.

What a perfect camouflage colour for the fur!

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I’m not sure if this is Nuka or Qilaq but she seems to be dreaming of ice and snow ….. 🙂

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Oh well, there are visitors coming to admire us so maybe we should try to get up ….

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Oh yes, they’ve come to see us so, of course, we must treat them with great hospitality!

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Just one minute, please!

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Are you coming or not?

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I hope the water is cold enough!

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It’s not so cold but still very refreshing.

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Hey, how do you like my water ballet? Very gracious and elegant don’t you agree?

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The visitors always want to see a cute face so I hope they’re satisfied with this face.

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A submarine imitation seems to be every polar bear’s speciality. 🙂

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I can even be a clown! 🙂

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Sometimes we come very close to the visitors so we can hear them praising our good looks and nice manners.

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Dear Jeanette! Thank you so much for your permission to publish your photos even in Knuti’s Weekly! I wish you and the polar bears a happy Summer time!

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  1. Dear Jeanette

    Thank you for the nice photos.
    The “kids” have grown a lot. 🙂
    They had much fun in the water.

    Chris 🙂

  2. Liebe Jeannette!

    Vielen lieben Dank für die schönen Fotos aus Aalborg!
    Liebe Grüße

  3. Dear Mervi, and Jeanette!

    Thank you for bringing us the beautiful pics of Malik and her nearly grown up kids!

    It was certainly no surprise the bears were sleepy in this heat at first.
    How kind of them they “rised and shined” for their visitors…

    And for us it is really freshening to watch the Aalborg bears bathing and playing in almost cold but clear water, especially when we ourselves are sweat-soaked in the summer heat.


  4. Dear Mervi and Jeanette
    I am very fond of Malik and her girls. I hope to visit them again in either August or September.
    The deep water in their pool allows them to show off their diving and swimming.

  5. Dear Jeanette!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Malik and her girls. It is great to see them in the water at the hot weather.

  6. Liebe Jeanette,
    das ist kein Wetter für Eisbären aber solange sie sich abkühlen können, ist alles gut.
    Vielen Dank für die schönen Bilder!
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  7. Thank you Jeanette 😀
    What is so awesome-beside the polar bears in Aalborg Zoo-they do have a big pond to dive into and can be watch under water from the many windows there,too.
    And the water gets salt into it,so its always fresh and clean,.

  8. Hello Marga!

    How nice to meet you here, too!!

  9. Liebe Jeanette!

    Die Mädels sind wunderbar, ob als U-Boot, beim Wasserballett oder mit dem süssen Gesichtl, du hast sie toll eingefangen. Schön, dass sie sich gut abkühlen können, eine solche Hitze ist sicher nicht leicht für die Bären.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  10. Dear Mervi and Jeanette,

    I have noticed that the polar bears like the sunny weather: they sleep outdoors, do not go in… Ofcourse, it’s nice meantime to swim in the cold water..
    Thanks for nice report and pictures!

    Evi from Tallinn

  11. Jeanette Johnsen and Mervi – Thank you for the pleasure to see and read about the well being of the AALBORG POLAR BEARS despite of the heat.

  12. Dear Jeanette,

    the girls have grown!!!!
    It’s nice to have pictures from Aarlborg again
    Thank you very much for the many nice pictures


  13. Liebe Jeanette,

    vielen Dank für die schönen Bilder der Eisbären in Aalborg.
    Die beiden Mädels sind groß geworden, und richtige Wassernixen.

    Liebe Grüße