Almost whiter than snow

Feb 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Ranua 2019

20.2.2019 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Days are getting longer even in Ranua and the sun makes the snow shining white. It’s a good sign of the coming Spring. As you may already know the early Spring in northern Finland isn’t green but the snow and ice are slowly melting away. What you mean by ‘Spring’ comes here in late April or in May.

Can you find me? Sometimes the visitors are totally clueless when they come to visit mama and me.

They only see whiteness everywhere – especially if we hide our heads in the snow …. 🙂

I can give the visitors a little hint: Please, keep looking for a licorice nose, velvet eyes and well pawicured claws!

When I’m not playing hide-and-seek with the visitors (and sometimes with the keepers, too) I play with my toys.

This ‘rug’ makes a nice cushion when I want to take a short nap.

A nice walkabout in the whiteness keeps me in a good shape.

I wonder what’s going on here ….

The owl has caught sight of something interesting. Let’s find out what it is!

Oh, it’s our wolverine doing his yoga excercises.

I must say he’s very agile!

Checking the ‘downstairs’ 🙂 🙂 🙂

Everything seems to be still there! At least the wolverine looks quite satisfied with what he saw.

What to do now?

Hey, there’s a huge snow ball!

It’s my big ball that I’ve rolled in the snow. Maybe it’s a bit too heavy for throwing ….

…. but if I can’t use my paws I use my head instead! As you know by now I’m a very clever polar bear boy.

That’s it this time. I wish you all a wonderful Winter/Spring time! I’m not sure what to wish because this February seems to be very warm for this time of the year.

Yours bearily, Sisu

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  1. Dear Mervi & Marko

    Thank you for the wonderful impressions of the finnish winter !
    In Germany we have a very early Spring this year, especially
    in the South-West. So its nice, to have some beautiful winter
    pics, without feeling frozen ! 😉 Sisu looks so cute with his
    pretty face in all this snow. Its unbelievable, that spring
    will arrive in April or May. I had a good laugh about
    the wolverines conclusion: ” Everything seems to
    be still there! At least the wolverine looks quite
    satisfied with what he saw.” Very funny ! 😀

    Chris 🙂

  2. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for the pictures from the winter landscape in Ranua. Sisu looks very white, he does not have a possibility to get dirty in the snow 🙂
    Wolverine is very busy with the exercises 🙂

  3. Lieber Sisu,

    ohne deine bezaubernde Lakriznase und die gepflegten Krallen wĂŒrde man dich in dieser
    weißen Schneepracht tatsĂ€chlich vergeblich suchen. Das wĂ€re ganz schlecht, wenn die Pfleger dir dein Futter
    geben möchten….
    Der tolle Schnee erspart dir im ĂŒbrigen das tĂ€gliche Schönheitsbad bis zum schwedischen FrĂŒhling, der
    sich bekanntermaßen viel Zeit lĂ€sst. Dein kluges Köpfchen ist uns bestens bekannt und wo das andere wichtige Körperteil ist, weißt du auch schon lange und der/die hĂŒbsche Wolverine inzwischen hoffentlich auch.

    Viele liebe GrĂŒĂŸe an dich, Marko und deine Pressesprecherin Mervi!

  4. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Sisu looks really smashing, white and shiny.
    Fortunately he has this kind of licorice nose, dark eyes and claws, so visitors are able – probably after a long while – to discover him in the snow.
    The snow owl and the wolverine seem to like the snow too.
    Thank you for these beautiful winter impressions.


  5. Lieber Sisu!

    Toll siehst du aus – dein Hoffotograph hat dich super ins Bild gesetzt! So ein weisser Pelz ist eine tolle Tarnung, den lustigen Wolverin in sieht man ja gleich.

    Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko! Danke fĂŒr den wunderbaren Bericht und die tollen Bilder.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe, Erika

  6. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,

    das sind mal wieder wunderbare Bilder von Susi und den anderen Tieren im Schnee.
    Und der Ball wurde zum Schneeball.

    Leider gab es diesen Winter bei uns keinen Schnee.

    Liebve GrĂŒĂŸe

  7. Dear Mervi, Marko and Sisu of course

    The contrast between the very visible rich chocolate colour of the Wolverine and the white of the Owl and Sisu is shown. I am happy that the Wolverine has not lost any “equipment”.

    Sisu is starting to look very adult in such pictures. He is very handsome.

  8. Just adorable!!!

    Thank you very much, dear Mervi, dear Marko and you Sisu continue to have a lot of fun with the white joy donor!


  9. Wow, Sisu, you’re so white and beautiful! Fantastic!
    I think it’s a real fun for you and for the zoo visitors
    to play hide and seek!
    Aron greets you and tells, that all the snow in Tallinn is melted and there is only ice around…

    Dear Mervi and Marko,
    Thank you so much for this splendid story!


  10. dear Marko thank you for the wonderful pictures from Ranua
    dear Mervi thank you for sharing with us
    terve dear Sisu, I am glad to see you in a good playing mood, enjoy this wonderful snow, you and your friends are looking great
    big paw waves to all