Copenhagen – First sight of Lynn and her cub

Mar 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

23.3.2019 by Ralph

On Tuesday 12 March I was able to get to the Zoo in Copenhagen by 1030. The mother/cub enclosure is behind the Arctic Ring. It is quite small and deep, but plenty of straw had been put down to make life easier for the cub. There was no water in the enclosure.

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Lynn came outside on her own first to check that all was well. She is lovely fluffy Polar Bear.

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These capture that I took from the video on my phone (sorry I have no idea how to get the MP4 off it) show that Lynn is quite happy to be a stern Mum if the cub shows reluctance to move in the right direction. The cub seems very small in these photos, but that is because of Lynn being very big.

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The second time in the morning that they came out, things went rather better and the cub needed no help.

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We know from the Zoo’s photos that the cub is quite big, but compared with Mum it looks very small. However, it is already very confident.

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  1. Dear Ralph,

    I thought I would be the first to report ‘live’ from Copenhagen but you ‘won’! 😀

    I must say I was very worried about the old enclosure but the keepers have found a solution by placing lots of straw in the risky spots.

    Lynn seems to be a very good mother although this is the first time she’s raising a cub. She’s both a loving mama but at the same time she makes it clear she’s the boss.

    I’ve seen Lynn in Copenhagen so I know she really is a big lady bear. The baby looks very tiny but very mobile and curious.

    Thank you so much for the report from your first meeting with Lynn and her sweetie pie.

    Hugs from Mervi

  2. Dear Ralph,

    Thanks for your report and photos…
    What fun it must have been to see
    then in person…


  3. Dear Ralph

    Thank you for the first report.
    Lynns Cubbie seems to be
    very active. 🙂

    Chris 🙂

  4. Lieber Ralph,

    ich bin froh, dass man versucht hat, das Gehege ein bisschen babyfreundlich zu gestalten.
    Anhand der Bilder sieht man allerdings nichts von der Größe des Geheges.
    Die Hauptsache ist, dass Mutter und Kind wohlauf sind und das Kleine nicht gleich ins Wasser

    Danke für deinen Bericht und liebe Grüße!

  5. Dear Ralph!
    I´m happy for you that you could visit Lynn and her cute little one.
    Lynn appears to be a tender and caring mother and both look quite harmonic.
    I´m somewhat relieved too that the enclosure was made safer by the keepers.
    Thank you for your report.


  6. Dear Ralph,
    It is great that you visited Lynn and her baby. We met Lynn in Vienna with Ranzo. It is interesting now to see her with her cub.

  7. Dear Ralph,
    thanks for showing your pictures, Wonderful to see mother and cub. I saw them last yesterday in fine weather. They had lunch, and a lot of visitors were there.
    Thank you dear Mervi for showing.

    Hugs Inge

  8. Ralph,

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and observations on your visit to the zoo in Copenhagen.

    Sometimes the cubbies need a little push from their moms.

    I hope you that were able to sip a Carlsberg(or two) during your trip to Denmark.

    Best wishes,


  9. It’s always nice to see some of the ‘first’ steps of thos first so helpless little creatures and to get a description about the interaction-behaviour between mother and child is a right ‘plus’. Thank you very much, dear RALPH.

    Hopefully you are on the mend and your cold will have vanished completely very soon.

    Do you think you will make it to Berlin in April?

    – – –
    Thank you, dear MERVI, for having brought Raph’s report and pics into ‘KWM’.

  10. Lieber Ralph,

    schön, dass Du bereits Lynn und ihren süßen Nachwuchs besucht hast.
    Es ist irgendwie spannend zu sehen, wie sich die einzelnen kleinen Bärchen so entwickeln. Bei Tonja ist es so, dass die Kleine denkt, sie ist die Chefin. Eine Pflegerin meinte schon, wenn Tonja nicht endlich anfängt die kleine Maus zu erziehen, müssen wir es wohl tun. Natürlich nur im Spaß.

    Das Kleine von Lynn ist anscheinend noch nicht so sehr aktiv, hat aber auch eine sehr liebevolle Mami.
    Eine kleine Schüssel mit Wasser zum planschen könnte man den beiden schon hinstellen.
    Bin schon gespannt, wie sich das Kleine weiter entwickelt.

    Liebe Grüße