Quality time with Nora and Ranzo

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Nora and Ranzo in Vienna

23.7.2018 by Evi from Tallinn

In nature it’s not always so easy for animals to get food. To keep the polar bears in action while getting food in the zoo, too, the keepers put some food (with some water) into the plastic canister. The bears have to pour the sweets (with the water) out from the canister.

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Nora doesn’t know, how to get this food out of the canister: she throws the can into the water, swims with it in the pool, brings it to another pool, but nothing falls out of the canister! She starts chewing it… Finally the plastic canister is completely broken, but the food is still inside …

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Ranzo does not worry about the canister – he knows he will get the food anyway. Especially he loves carrots!

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On hot days is the best of all one big ice bomb, which always contents something special, something very good…

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Ranzo loves carrots, Nora knows, that it’s good to eat ice in the shadow …

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There are always some guests, too. 🙂

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Some tender moments are needed, too!

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It’s always great fun to play with the food, too!

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The food sometimes serves as a teddybear …. 🙂

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Guess who!!!

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  1. Dear Evi!
    In the zoo the animals can play with their food 🙂
    It is great to see that Nora and Ranzo get enough enrichment to get busy.

  2. Dear Evi

    Thank you for the nice photos and videos from Vienna.
    Ranzo and Nora look very good. They have much joy
    in the water with all their toys. 🙂

    Chris 🙂

  3. Dear Evi,

    When there’s a heat wave I would like to have an ice bomb in my pool, too! Well, I have no pool and I have no butler treating me with an ice bomb either …. 🙂

    The white barrels filled with yammy food are very much appreciated – even though Ranzo seems to be a vegetarin – at least sometimes. 🙂

    The crows don’t need any invitation to dinner – they come anyway. Well, they help to keep the enclosure clean of crumbs.

    Again you brought us fantastic photos and videos of Nora and Ranzo. It’s heart warming to see the happy couple doing so fine in Vienna. Thank you so much for this lovely article!

    Hugs from Mervi

  4. Dear Evi
    That Polar Bears love carrots is something that all children should be shown in school to encourage them to eat their vegetables.
    I love the way in which the two are kept busy.
    At least in zoos the awful plastic seems to serve a useful purpose in keeping the Polars occupied

  5. Dear Evi

    I like the enclosures at Schönbrunn.
    And the residents look very good too.
    I am happy about the current and beautiful pictures and videos from Vienna.
    Thank you so much!

    Warm greetings,

  6. Liebe Mervi,
    liebe Evi

    ja, Beschäftigung in jeder Form ist wichtig für intelligente Tiere und gottlob müssen
    sie bei der geistigen Arbeit für diese kleinen Häppchen nicht satt werden, sondern
    bekommen ihre normale Ration auch serviert, ohne sich dafĂĽr so anstrengen zu mĂĽssen.

    Vielen Dank für die schönen Fotos und Videos und liebe Grüße!

  7. Dear Evi!
    Thank you for bringing us these delightful photos and videos from the goodlooking polar bear couple in Vienna. It´s good to know they are kept occupied and – considering that nasty heatwave all over Europe – have the possibility to cool down in their pool.
    Like Mervi I´d love to have a pool too…
    What a pity Nora didn´t find out how to get the treats out of the barrel. She looked a bit frustrated after a while.

    I had a good laugh about the carrots in the bears mouths.


  8. Liebe Evi,

    danke für die schönen Bilder von Nora und Ranzo.

    Gute Idee mit den gefüllten Kanistern. In Rostock haben die Eisbären auch des Öfteren gefüllte Kanister bekommen. Aber so platt wie hier zu sehen, waren die Kanister danach nicht.
    Aber es ist eine schöne Beschäftigung für die Bären.

    Ranzo ist schlau. Warum anstrengen, wenn er sein Essen sowieso bald “unverpackt” bekommt.

    Tja die Krähen sind wohl überall zugegen. Aber sie haben ja auch Hunger.

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe

  9. Liebe Evi,
    Nora plagt sich mit dem Kannister aber genau so sollte die Beschäftigung sein.
    Ranzo weiss genau das Futter kommt noch ohne Verpackung und warum Energie verbrauchen.
    Vielen Dank, sehr schöne Bilder und Video von einem Eisbärenpaar dass sich richtig gut versteht.
    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe Moni K

  10. Liebe Evi!

    Danke fuer schöne Fotos aus Wien.
    Ich erinnere so lieb, als wir an Ranzo ein Sack voll brachten in Ranua. Als baby liebte er Karrotten.



  11. It seems NORA and RANZO feel quite at ease in their ‘home’ in Vienna.

    Thank you very much, dear EVI for having us brought news and beautiful pictures again.

  12. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for publishing my article!
    Also, thank you to everyone, who took time to comment.
    I would like to add, that it’s nice that life of the bears is diversified, but whether these canisters is just the most suitable for this?? Plastic can be dangerous for the gums or get into the bear’s organism?!