Kai had a pumpkin – Is Gerda carrying a secret?

Oct 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

31.10.2018 – Photos by Anna Novikova

The Winter is coming with giant steps even to Novosibirsk. So far Kai was able to enjoy a bath with a pumpkin with which his keepers treated him. No tricks needed! 🙂

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After a thorough quality control Kai found the pumpkin fully satisfactory. The size is right, too! A polar bear needs a big pumpkin!

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Oh bear, the pumpkin is so big that even Kai’s big mouth has to be wide open so he can eat it. What luck he has a big mouth even though Gerda sometimes thinks it’s far too big … 🙂

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After a yammy Halloween meal Kai was ready for a playing session with his white barrel.

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This ‘barrel head wear’ looks very elegant but maybe it isn’t very practical.

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Gerda hasn’t retired to her den yet. She was Walking and admiring the tree mirror.

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Her Mona Lisa smile indicates she may have a sweet secret ….

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…. but she’s not revealing anything! We just have to wait and see if she comes with happy news later on.

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Rostik is still staying in Novosibirsk.

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Maybe he saw a keeper coming with a pumpkin, too?

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I guess this sweetie is suffering from the Autumn tiredness ….

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The squirrel is anyway busy eating.

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Kai and the pumpkin

Kai with the white barrel

Dear Anna! Thank you so much for the lovely photos and videos! I wish you and your white, fluffy friends a nice early Winter time!

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  1. Dear Anna and Mervi!
    Kai is a huge bear. It is great that he gets often the treats and toys. He likes to play.
    Gerda is beautiful.
    Rostik is a lovely boy.

  2. Dear Anna!
    Thank you for these fabulous pics and the lively videos.
    I´m happy for Kai that he was given a big pumpkin that was suitable for his size. Obviously he liked to play with it as well as to eat it in the end.
    I loved the snapshot with the white barrel on his head.

    Best wishes to Gerda, who looks quite roundish and to poor Rostik, who still has to stay in his cage.

    The sleepy lynx is beautiful with its fluffy fur and the squirrel will hopefully find enough nuts to get through a long and cold winter.


  3. Dear Anna

    Thank you for the nice pictures of a playing Kai.
    He had much fun with the pumpkin and the barrel.
    Maybe Gerda has a secret, but she won´t tell us.
    I am very curious, what will happen in winter ? !

    Chris 🙂

  4. Wonderful photos of Kai. He is a funny bear. Good luck to Gerda. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Dear Anna, thank you so much for the update about Kai, Gerda and Rostik. They all three look great. Maybe that Gerda is hiding a sweet secret, but we have to wait a little longer to know the outcome, isn’t it. I hope that Rostik will find a good forever Zoo where he can spend a long and happy life.
    What amazed me so much is to see how many people are watching Kai during his playtime.

  6. Dear Mervi and Anna
    I am always delighted to see how well and happy Gerda, Kai and Rostik look.
    Thank you for the words and photos which go together so well.

  7. Liebe Anna!

    Ich liebe diese beiden wunderschönen Pelzchen, die sehen so gut und kuschelig aus. Danke für die wunderbaren Bilder und von Denise besonders liebe Grüße fuer das niedliche Eichkaetzchen.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  8. Liebe Anna und liebe Mervi,
    Kai ist verspielt und er weiss bestimmt, daß er längere Zeit von Gerda getrennt sein wird.
    Leider ist Rostik immer noch in seinem kleinen Gehege und ich hoffe sehr, daß er bald in einen
    neuen Zoo kommt.
    Gerda sieht sehr gut genährt aus und ich glaube auch dass wir uns bald über Nachwuchs freuen
    Vielen Dank, für deine schönen Bilder und Videos aus dem Zoo in Novosibirsk.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K