Sisu is a ‘cool customer’

Jul 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

18.7.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello, dear friends! It’s your Sisu calling from a hot Ranua. Oh bear, what a heat wave we’ve had and still have! Mama and I are lucky having our own pool where we can have refreshing swimming and diving tours whenever we feel like it.

Of course, we even play a lot and racing mama is one of my favourite hobbies.


Mama, not so fast …. please, remember I’m your little boy and you’re supposed to let me win!!!


Hahaa, I got my way and won again! Some bears might call this cheating but a bear boy must be encouraged …..


This ball is a real challenge!

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I roll into the water. Maybe it’s easier to break it in the wet element.


This ball really is what I call a polar bear proof ball!!!!!


It just refuses to take the shape of an omelette like my other balls ….


Well, I bet I can break it before the snow falls! Would you like to place your bets, hehehee. 🙂


I found something in the water – I wonder if it’s a piece of meat. It’s hard to say because it has lost it’s flavour.


However, it serves nicely as a toy! I think my throwing technics are developing all the time.


Over the shoulder it goes!


Even the dholes are looking for shadowy places these days.


These little pigs don’t seem to mind the heat but play happily together.


As you all know a dirty bear is a happy bear and I’m sure it goes for the piggies, too. These two must be extremely happy! 🙂


Jemma’s motto is ‘my home is my castle’ –  that’s why she calls her home Bearham Palace.


On the roof she has a nice fitness studio where she can do her yoga exercises.


She really seems to be in a ‘tipitopi’ condition.


This must be one of the sweetest bear faces in the world! I know I’m very cute but Jemma sure looks lovely, too!


I love this photo of the swan!


Squirrels are funny little rascals. I wonder if this one has already started to fill the food supplies for the coming Winter.


Sometimes I just sit in the water and meditate ….


…. but too much meditation is a bit boring so here I go again!


Please, don’t forget to drink a lot and don’t stay too long in the sunshine now that it’s so hot almost everywhere.

Of course, you can even follow my example to cool you off ….


That’s all for this time. I wish all the readers of Knuti’s Weekly a cool Summer dispite of the heat!

Your pal Sisu

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  1. TERVE! You no more soooo little intelligent, strong, ‘clever and smart’ polar bear SISU, your Mama’s ‘for ever and ever polar bear cub’ !

    Du wirst ein immer besserer Geschichtenerzähler und Selbstdarsteller und Deine Tante MERVI hat daran einen großen Anteil. Und Dein Hausfotograf Marko JUNTTILA macht immer noch bessere und witzigere Bilder von Dir dankbarem ‘Objekt’!

    Das war ein herrlicher Morgenspaß! Ich könnte alles immer wieder lesen und die Bildeer dazu ansehen or the other way round. . . . Auch Deine Nachbarn von anderen ‘Species’ sind toll getroffen. Das Bild vom ‘DHOLE in den Tannen’ könntet Ihr Euch glatt als Poster patentieren lassen und weltweit Geschäfte damit machen! 🙂 Auch alle folgenden Bilder würden sich eignen! Einfach herrlich, wunderschön – und auch lustig!

    Dein Abschlussbild mit den vorausgehenden ‘ja sooo erwachsenen Ratschlägen’ ist nochmals ein wahrer ‘Hammer’!. Ich danke DIR und Deinen Assistenten (haha) MERVI und MARKO! 🙂 🙂

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    BTW: Are you sure JEMMA makes her Yoga-exercises? Isn’ it rather possible she has received silk tights as a gift and was trying them on immediately despite of the heat, as in winter she wants to be a right elegant lady – in all respects. . . Do you think I am a bit silly!? . . Possibly!

  2. Dear Mervi, Dear Marko,

    What a pleasant start for the day!
    There’s no doubt, it’s nice to cool yourself in the water on a hot summer day!
    Sisu obviously has so much fun with his big ball.
    Venus is a good mother and a playmate, joing with her son in the pool.
    The other animals are lovely, too.

    Thank you for this fun report and these beautiful pictures!

    Greetings from Tallinn

  3. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures from Ranua. Sisu and Venus are lucky to have a pool. The ball is a great toy for the polar bears. I am afraid Sisu would not manage to make an omelette of it :
    The Bearham Palace with a fitness studio on the roof is a very good place. Jemma is very cute.
    A Squirrel has a wonderful color.

  4. Dear Marko & Mervi

    Thank you for the nice pics from Ranua.
    Sisu and Venus enjoy the cool water. 🙂
    The little piggies are cute and so is the
    squrirrel in the tree. Jemma is doing some
    gymnastic and the swan looks beautiful.
    Das Tatzenfoto ist besonders lustig ! 🙂

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  5. Dear Mervi and Marko
    Your words and pictures go so well together.
    Sisu still learns from his lovely mother and their pool is such a good place to be
    The Dhole and pigs must wonder what the big white furry things are.
    Lovely Jemma has a nice home and does her exercises.
    On a hot day I am glad to join them all in their lovely home.

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    Sisu ist wieder ganz in seinem Element und ein sehr geschickter Ballkünstler.
    Diese Fotos sind bei der jetzigen Hitze eine erfrischende Wohltat.
    Bei den kleinen Schweinchen ist das Schlammbad tägliche Wellness pur.
    Jemmas Gymnastikprogramm ist vorbildlich und Eichhörnchen müssen früh anfangen
    Futter zu sammeln, denn sie vergessen auch viele Verstecke.

    Danke an dich und Marko für die Neuigkeiten aus Ranua.
    Hoffentlich bleibt der Wildlife Park vor den Waldbränden verschont!

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    What a lovely and refreshing post on a hot summer day. Thank you!

    Sisu is not only cool but playful, inventive and intelligent too. I´m quite grateful for his advices regarding the heat… Fortunately he´s got an appropriate toy for his water games. A big ball is always welcome among polar bears.

    Jemma is a wonderful brown bear girl and so keen doing her yoga exercises.
    What a thought out and well planned little house she has including even a fitness studio on the roof… 😉

    The dirty and happy piggies are ever so cute.

    The swan is a beautiful and elegant bird. I loved the photo of the dhole in the forest too.
    These two pics are kind of fairy tale-like.

    The squirrel looks as if it has sneezed shortly before. Bless you!


  8. Dumba – I had a good laugh at your ‘interpretation’ of what Jemma was doing on the roof! 🙂

  9. MERVI – Wonderful I could cause you a good laugh!
    How is dear NALLE? . . . And is MIMMI still all her good self again enjoying food?
    I really do hpe so and fingers are crossed your lovelies will be ALL healthy soon again!!

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    ANKE B – Die Beobachtung beim Squirrel ist auch nicht schlecht! 😉
    Stimmt! Sieht wirklich so aus, als ob das süße Kerlchen gerade genießt hätte!

  10. Liebe Mervi!

    Die kleinen Ferkelchen sind bestimmt superhappy und Sisu ist so cool, das Abtauchfoto ist wirklich lustig.
    Danke für den schönen Sommerbericht.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  11. Terve Sisu!

    Kiva kuulla sunst taas. Ei täst ny kauhia pal ol aikka ku me treffatti ihan silmäkkäi. Joo, sä sukelteli ton saman pallon kanss snuu Mammas kanss. Se sinivalkone jalkpallo taita olla jo aik entine..
    Kyl mä täs koht´silläs lauteeraa mei treffeeist. Mut ko on p…n – anteks ny vaa, sä olet viä semnne nuar vähäpoik, etkä saa oppi tuhmei sanoi- niin pit sanoma kuuma. Kyl lämmin o iha hyvä, mut pitäk sit olla näin paljo ja kuukauskaupall. Koit selvitä täs kuumures juo pali ja roiski sitä vet mammas pääll. Hää varmast tykkä olla sun järjestämäs karhusuihkus.
    Heipparallaa vaa, yritetän kestä ja muris tervessi sinne koko Ranua väel.

  12. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    dieses Jahr auch ein heisser Sommer in Finnland aber Sisu und Venus haben ihren kühlen Pool und wie
    man sieht mächtig Spaß miteinander.
    Jemma ist eine Bärenschönheit geworden und ist in ihrem eigenen vier Wänden zufrieden.
    Die kleinen Ferkel sind zum knuddeln und buddeln gehört zu Schweinchen.
    Vielen Dank, tolle Bilder aus dem sommerlichen Ranua.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  13. Dear Mervi
    Dear Marko

    What a lovely report.
    Sisu has grown mighty!!!!
    And he’s a great ballplayer and of course his mama lets him win 🙂

    Thank you a lot for your wonderful pictures!!

  14. terve dear Sisu,
    yes it is SUMMER even in Ranua how we can see at these wonderful pictures taken by Marko. You and Mama are looking great and have such a fun in the pool and also Jemma looks so sweet and content, I can understand you all there are loving your cosy home. So I wish you and all the other lovely animals further a wonderful Summertime, thank you for your up date
    dear Mervi and dear Marko
    thank you so much for your report and for all the sweet pictures. It is so nice to see, that these lovely animals have a good Summertime
    dear greetings and big paw waves

  15. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,

    danke für die erfrischenden Bilder aus Ranua. Das Ansehen der Bilder tut gut bei dieser Hitze.
    Ich beneide Sisu und Venus um den Pool.

    Sisu mit dem großen Ball ist super. Besonders das zweite Bild, wo er den Ball ins Wasser rollt, ist einfach fantastisch. Aber auch das Foto, wo er sich das alte “Etwas” über die Schulter wirft, ist klasse.

    Ganz süß sind auch die kleinen Ferkelchen. Schön auch Jemma wiederzusehen.

    Danke und liebe Grüße