Gardening Gerda and Kai in a playing mood

Aug 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

4.8.2018 – Photos by Anna Novikova

One morning when Gerda came out she found some tree branches the keepers had brought her. Of course, the green stuff had to be examined very thoroughly.

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What is this stuff? It smells good but I don’t think it’s eatable ….

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Can I have some privacy, please!

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Oh bear, maybe I could plant a tree somewhere in our enclosure ….

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… but there’s no soil suitable for a tree ….

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I must let my grey cells do some brain storming ….

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… and a nap is the best way for finding good solutions! When I wake up I’m sure I’ll know what to do! Please, don’t disturb!

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Kai was asking Gerda for a swimming tour.

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Oh, that woman and her garden plans!

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Kai got tired of waiting and jumped into the pool alone.

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Wow! How elegantly he balances the barrel on his head!

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Thank you for the applause!

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Rostik is day dreaming. Maybe he’s dreaming of a new home and a nice polar bear girl.

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He’s such a darling isn’t he?!

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Knuti’s Weekly wishes Gerda, Kai, Rostik and all the keepers and visitors in Novosibirsk a pleasant August!

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  1. Dear Mervi and Anna,

    Despite the fact that the polar bears are big animals, they are so elegant and graceful! They can enjoy playing with the different things.
    Thanks for this nice report with these beautiful pictures!

    Greetings from Tallinn

  2. Mervi, thank you very much!

  3. Dear Mervi and Anna!
    These fabulous photos remind me of the first “gardener” beyond polar bears I´ve ever got to know.
    Our Knut loved gardening and all his efforts, the carrying of plants back and forth in his enclosure, had the effect that his place grew green by and by.

    I´m afraid these effects won´t show in the enclosure of Gerda and Kai because it consist of concrete completely. But it is heartwarming to see Gerda playing with the branch and finally sleeping on it.
    Kai is a goodlooking sweetheart for sure – whether active or asleep!
    Thank you for bringing us these impressions!


  4. Dear Anna

    Thank you for the nice photos from Novosibirsk.
    Kai, Gerda and Rostik are looking great. 🙂
    Do you know anything about a new home
    for Rostik ?

    Chris 🙂

  5. I think Gerda is one of the most beautiful bears in the world. It is so nice to see her enjoying a bit of nature.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos of this nice polar bear family.

    Molly Merrow

  6. Dear Mervi!
    I´m sorry, I read over the information that actually the bear on the last two pics is Rostik.
    So it should read: “Kai is a goodlooking and active male and Rostik is a sweetheart for sure, not only asleep.”


  7. Dear Anna Novikova –
    You brought us beautiful pictures of beautiful polar bears. Thank you very much.

    GERDA and KAI are a pretty couple – and ROSTIK is a handsome Youngster as well.

    Good to see the couple in action. Making plans is always good if there’s at least
    a little chance for rralization. Pity the polar bears in Novosibirsk don’t own appropriate soil
    for digging in seeds for lovely plants – or even better for plants the branches and leaves of
    could be used as playing material 🙂

    Dear Mervi, you found again fitting and funny words as subtitles to the beautiful pics.
    Thanks for your part of this ‘KWM’-publication.

  8. M E R V I
    Forgot to mention your new cover-pic of KNUT in the water with ivy here in ‘KWM’.
    I love ivy and for sure I love/d KNUTi ! 🙂
    Again you found such a nice photo in you ‘catacombs’***.
    Do you know who was the photographer?
    ( *** I made a search in mine as well today 🙂 )

  9. Dear Anna

    What a funny Story ? Gardening ist a ver nice Hobby., also for the lovely Gerda.
    Thank you so much


    Dear Mervi
    Thank you!

  10. Liebe Mervi und liebe Anna,
    für Rostik wird es Zeit endlich in ein schönes großes Gehege zu kommen.
    Leider können Zoo-Eisbären nicht ausgewildert werden und so warten viele Jungtiere auf einen neuen Zoo.
    Gerda ist eine bildhübsche Bärin und auch Kai ist schon sehr respektabel.
    Die beiden verstehen sich so gut und es macht Spaß die Bilder zu sehen.
    Grünzeug kennen sie nicht und vielleicht bekommen sie öfters einige Zweige und lernen damit umzugehen.
    Vielen Dank, schöne Eisbären und pefekt getextet.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  11. Dear Anna and Mervi
    Gerda, Kai and Rostik are such lovely fluffy bears. It is good to see that they are enjoying themselves even in limited space. The keepers at Novosibirsk seem to know how to do what they can to make the Polars happy.

  12. Liebe Mervi, liebe Anna!

    Ja lieber Kai, wir Mädels lieben unseren Garten, aber deine Kunststücke sind auch tolll.
    Hoffentlich findet sich für Rostik bald ein schöner Zoo.
    Liebe Grüße nach Novosibirsk und Danke für die wunderbaren Bilder.

    Alles Liebe, Erika

  13. dear Mervi,
    Gerda, Kai and Rostik are looking very good I am glad Gerda can do gardening and Kai likes swimming and playing in the pool and little Rostik with his day dreaming is so sweet.
    it is so nice that Anna takes these wonderful pictures of these lovely polar bears, it is great to watch the up dates from Novosibirsk. I send many good wishes to Gerda, Kai and Rostik and to their dear keepers.
    dear greetings and big paw waves to Sweden and to Russia