Sisu is worried about the heat

Jul 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

24.7.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Dear friends, here I come again! It’s been awfully hot again and I’m really worried about all my friends in the wild. There are forest fires threatening both the humans’ and the animals’ homes in Sweden so I’m thinking of Wilbär, Ewa and Hope in Orsa. Please, keep your fingers crossed that the fires will be extinguished or at least brought under control soon!

We had forest fires in Finland, too, but luckily they could be extinguished. We even had heavy thunder storms but I can assure you that mama and I – and all the animals in Ranua – are doing fine.


Mama, I love to cuddle with you but now I really must go. I must write a newsletter and choose the photos from Marko’s album. It’s very difficult because he only takes great photos!


Allow me to present my new toy to you.


It can be used as a comfortable cushion in the water ….


…. or as an elegant Summer hat. As you know it’s very important to cover your head from the burning sun. Maybe the ladies can decorate their hats with some flowers or ribbons …. 🙂  🙂  🙂


I like to play with my tyre, too. It’s very wise to play with it now because before long mama starts turning it into a Christmas wrath! Maybe you remember the photo in my Advent letter last year?


This ball is round like our planet. I wish people would open their eyes and make sure it will be possible to live on this planet even in the future. My fellow polar bears in the wild need all the help they can get!


Maybe the planet should be thrown in the air …. and then it would land and be a wonderful world ….  A bear can always dream!


It’s good to be serious but a young bear like me needs to have some fun as well. Don’t you agree?


My diving technics are improving all the time!


Now I want to show you my seal imitation. I’m sure many visitors thought there was a white seal in our pool, hahahaa. 🙂

It’s not as easy as it looks ….


….. but I think I manage my ‘seal thing’ with great brilliance.


Please, feel free to give me a standing ovation. Even sitting ovations are welcome!



Finally I want to show some artistic photos by Marko. Isn’t it amazing what shapes and colours the water can take?!


I wish I could splash all this water on the forests in Sweden, Greece and everywhere where the forests are on fire!




With these ‘wet photos’ I wish all the readers of Knuti’s Weekly Magazine a pleasant Summer time. Let’s hope the weather will soon be more suitable for both you and me!

Paw waves from your pal Sisu

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  1. Dear Sisu, Mervi and Marko,

    Thanks for this wonderful report and these fantastic pictures!

    Ohh, Sisu you’re so skillful … like a little seal with that big ball! And the pipe is right for you …
    I wish a great summer time to you, all the polar bears and KWM readers!


  2. Dear Sisu, your wet pics almost brought some refreshment to me. One thing is for sure: they are prove that you had your refreshment. Your seal skills are breath-taking and also very elegant. Frankly said, I envy Marko for having the opportunity to be there at the right time and the right spot to take such pics. But on the other hand, we all are lucky people because he is sharing his photos with us. Enjoy the Summer and i promise you that we all will do out best (notwithstanding the heat).

  3. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Sisu and Venus enjoy the cool water and their toys. The seal exercise with a big ball is impressive.

  4. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Sisu seems to have a great summer time and he´s got everything necessary for it: generous keepers who gave him a lot of toys, fresh and clear water in his pool – and his mum to play with him.
    The pics and subtitles are fantastic. Thank you!

    I loved especially the ones with Sisu´s head in the tube – so cute and funny -, Venus carrying the tyre round her neck like a collar or collier and all the pics in a row with the big ball. My favourites are the ones where he is carrying the ball on his neck like a seal. He is a real artist and very talented.

    Though Sisu is worried – as we all! – it is good to know that the heat does not bother him and his mother currently.
    But there are so many others who suffer from it. How I wish this f… heatwave was already gone!
    I´m dreaming of rain and cooler temperatures! Sometimes I even wish I had a snow den like Flocke…

    To all: take care and stay relaxed.
    All the best!


  5. TERVE! – You ‘Sugar baby’ in the summer sun and in cool water! . . I am a little envy . . .

    How do you little man manage that your manner to handle the huge and for sure very heavy ball let it look like it was a feather??? Amazing and fascinating!

    Great pics again! The splash photos are a dream – seen from the situation as such but also from the 1A-quality of the pics of your court-photographer Marko JUNTTILA. Simply gorgeos! He does more and more outdo himself!

    And the sun is always shining on you and gives you an even more precious touch than already ‘normally’.

    The more it’s so kind of you to also think of all the animals that are not as lucky as you are in your paradise,
    e.g. actually in lots of forests all over the world where they are menaced by unstoppable wildfires around.
    Please help to croos all fingers and paws that this danger to animals AND humans (caust by extreme drough) will stop and it will start to rain with a GENTLE start so that the earth can get accostomed to it before it comes to the next catastrophe by floodings!

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  6. Dear Mervi and Marko

    Simply cool!!!


  7. Hallo Mervi

    Bei der Hitze ist Abkühlung im Wasser genau das Richtige.
    Sisu spielt schön mit seiner Mutter Venus und dem Ball. 🙂
    Danke an Marko für die tollen Fotos !

    Liebe Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  8. terve my dear Sisu,
    again we can see so many wonderful pictures of you and of your dear Mama. I hope it is not too hot for you and your Mama and you and all the other lovely animals will always find a cool place to relax. I am very glad you have such a great pool and many iinteresting toys. Enjoy the water games, you are a sporty bear boy.
    dear Mervi and dear Marko,
    thank you so much for this sweet up date and for the dear text. I like it. All the best to you and hopefully not too much sweat sweat
    dear greetings to Sweden and Finland

  9. Dear Mervi, Marko and of course Sisu and Venus
    We are all thinking of the people and animals who face these dangers, and in the meantime great to see Sisu being able to cool off.

  10. Morjenstas Sisu.

    Toi sun suurpallos näyttä iha eiliselt kuult. Emmä suinkka mittä kuut nähny, ko taivas ol pilves. Taikk, mä vähä eppäille, että sä skoijannu meiä kans ja varastanu kuun taivaalt. Ny sä sit plumsauttelet sil kuul.
    Mä ole vähä iso jouko kare snuul ja Mammalles, ko teil o oikke kunno uimallas.
    Olek viime aikoin syäny meloonei. Mä tiärä, ett snää tykkäät niist niinku mammaskin. ne ova oikke mukavaa helleruoakka.
    Koiteta pärjät täst kuumuures.

  11. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    was für fantastische Fotos von einem bärigen Ballkünstler!
    Wie Sisu diesen großen Ball balanciert ist einfach nur grandios.
    Hoffen wir dass die großen Waldbrände bald Vergangenheit sind und die Tiere und die Natur sich erholen kann.
    Danke, hat viel Spaß gemacht Sisu spielen zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K