It’s raining cats, dogs and bears

Aug 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

21.8.2018 – Photos by Anna Novikova

You’ve already met Gerda, Kai and Rostik several times in this magazine but the Novosibirsk Zoo has even lots of other sweet animals.

The cerval mama with her kitten is a lovely sight – I’m sure you agree!

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Those ears and the innocent looking eyes can melt everybody’s heart.

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What fantastic camouflage!

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Maybe this sleeping beauty is …

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… the mama of these sweeties ….

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The adult manuls look a bit grumpy but this kitten just looks adorable!

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The manul kitten tango 🙂

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After a playing session a little cat gets thirsty.

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This feline beauty is an Asian cat.

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Of course, there are even gorgeous lynxs in this zoo.

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Watching the visitors can be quite interesting although they’re not as lovely as I am!

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Who said a cougar has no facial expressions??? 🙂

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What a nice prophile!

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This hyena has found a perfect background for a photo session!

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This photo could have been taken in the wild ….

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The bush dog is a canid found in Central and South America. In spite of its extensive rate it’s very rare in most areas except in Suriname, Guyana and Peru. Genetic evidence suggests that its closest living relative is the maned wolf of central South America or the African wild dog. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.

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A nap together is always nice!

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You must admit that I’m a quite cute ‘doggie’!

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There are also wolf puppies in this zoo. Here you can see one of the sweeties.

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This lion looks very surprised. I wonder what she has seen. 🙂

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This brownie is maybe rehearsing for the coming hibernation period …. 🙂

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This was only a small selection of the many species that live in the Novosibirsk Zoo.

Finally a couple of photos of the beautiful Gerda.

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Some skin care is needed every now and then!

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White, fluffy and roundish – Gerda certainly is all that!

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Knuti’s Weekly wishes all the lovely animals and their keepers in Novosibirsk a pleasant late Summer and a wonderful Autumn!



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  1. Dear Anna and Mervi!
    Thank you for bringing us such marvellous photos with most suitable subtitles!

    I´m really enthusiastic about all the wonderful animals living in the Novosibirsk Zoo.
    I love them all: the graceful cervals, the Asian cats, the gorgeous lynxes, the muscular cougars and hyenas, the droll bushdogs and the attentive lioness, but my favourites are of course the manuls and especially their kittens.
    I´ve never seen little ones of these fabulous wildcats before. They are so cute and simply adorable!

    I´m a great fan of lovely animals´ears… Thank you for this extraordinary collection of charming examples!


  2. Liebe Mervi und liebe Anna,
    oh ja da gibt es viele Katzen und auf FB schaue ich mir das auch sehr interessiert an.
    Kleine Manul-Katzen sind so niedlich wie alle Tierbabys aber habe ich noch nie gesehen.
    Mein Highlight ist die Streifenhyäne mit ihren großen Ohren, sehr selten und habe ich bisher
    nur im Zoo Augsburg und TP Berlin gesehen.
    Herzlichen Dank, schöne Tiere und perfekt dazu getextet.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  3. Dear Anna and Mervi!
    Thank you for the interesting report from the zoo Novosibirsk. All cats are adorable. The servals are very cute. The manuls are wonderful. I would like to take them home 🙂
    The wolf kid is sweet.
    Gerda looks beautiful. She is ready for the winter.

  4. Liebe Anna

    Danke für den Zoorundgang. 🙂
    Die kleinen Katzen sind hübsch.
    Auch die Waldhunde gefallen mir.
    Gerda sieht sehr gut aus in ihrem
    dichten Fell.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  5. This is a report with top-beautiful photos of top-beautiful animals!

    The last photo in the report of GERDA grinning so funnily is simply priceless!
    I had a good laugh and could watch this pic all day!

    Compliments and thank you very much, dear photographer ANNA NOVIKOVA.

    Thank you, dear MERVI, for the subtitles and the editorial work.

  6. Dear Anna

    Thank you very much for your interesting Zootour and the great pictures.
    They are full of beauty and cuteness. A very nice threat.


    Thank you too, dear Mervi

  7. Dear Anna
    Sorry not to have commented before, because I love all your reports from Novosibirsk.
    The animal portraits are really lovely and show the animals so well. The various cats are amongst the rare ones as well.
    Of course for me, Ice Bears are the favourite always. Gerda is a beautiful lady