Copenhagen: Lynn and her cub enjoy a buffet

Apr 2nd, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

2.4.2019 by Ralph Morton

Scandinavia is famous for its buffet, which as the Wiki entry below shows has various names.

The Danes call it a “Cold Table” and on a Wintery day in Copenhagen Zoo this was perhaps a good description of the lavish feast which appeared at lunchtime on Tuesday for Lynn and her cub.

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Lynn comes out first to test the buffet.

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This photo shows Lynn’s beautiful fur and markings as she calls to the cub.

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The cub soon appears alongside Lynn.

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It sniffs cautiously at the table..

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The cub finds something to taste. It is still too young to eat solid food but it is already playing with it and adding it to the growing list of familiar things on the enclosure.

The cub has a short attention span and keeps running off to chase other smells and birds!

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It comes back and picks up where it left off. Lynn continues to eat, knowing the cub is close by.

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It will not be long before the cub is taking pieces of meat away from Lynn. At the moment she has it all for herself.

At this stage the cub is simply using its nose, mouth and paws to test the various things it finds

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The cub wanders wherever its cute black liquorice nose tells it that there is something interesting.

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So many new things to learn about, the cub is eager to find them all.

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Once Lynn has finished eating the buffet it becomes a playground for the cub.

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  1. Lieber Ralph,
    “Cold table” finde ich gut! Lynn und ihr Kleines waren sehr angetan von dem leckeren Büfett. Auch musste ich schmunzeln zu lesen, dass dann aus dem Cold table ein Spielplatz wurde.
    Herzlichen Dank für Deinen Bericht mit den vielen Fotos.
    Liebe Grüße von

  2. Dear Ralph,

    In Sweden we call the Cold Table ‘Smörgåsbord’ but I’m sure this buffet is delicious no matter what we call it. 🙂

    Polar bear kids must be happier than human kids. I mean they are allowed to play with the food! 🙂 Well, there’s enough for Lynn to eat even though her daughter tries to pinch some of it.

    The baby girl sure looks very curious and mobile. She has a great interest in everything around her. She must be all the visitors’ darling!

    Thank you so much for serving us this buffet of nice photos and an informative text!

    Hugs from Mervi

  3. Dear Ralph,

    She is just so cute, more interested in playing with the food than eating it. You are lucky to see her when she is still so small, a tiny little bundle of fur.


  4. Lieber Ralph!

    Danke für diesen wunderbaren Bericht, für die Kleine gibt es ja so viel zu entdecken, auch kulinarisch.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  5. Buffet as a playground – what could a lovely little ice princess demand more in her young ages!?
    And what could she and we like more then another affectionated pictured report from Ralph who always amkes sure everybody has the chance to learn and understand. Some of your reports would be a good
    company for children walking a zoo!

    Thank you, dear RALPH for another portion of your Copenhagen- and LYNN’s cub- report.

  6. Dear Ralph,
    Lynn’s daughter was interested in the buffet. She looks very small next to Lynn.

  7. Dear Ralph!
    Animal food in a zoo always discharges two tasks if all goes well: nourishment and behavioural enrichment.
    Lynn´s baby bear ia a delighting example for the success of this intention.
    Lynn is a beauty with wonderful fur and her little one looks like a lovely plush toy and is as cute as can be.
    Thank you for these heartwarming impressions.


  8. Lieber Ralph,

    jetzt habe ich mir auch endlich Deine Bilder angesehen.
    Das kleine Bärchen und so ein großes Stück Fleisch. Aber sie leckt sicher nur dran
    Unsere kleine Hertha hat Tonja heute auch wieder eine Möhre gemopst.

    Bin ja mal gespannt, wann Lynn`s kleine Tochter ihren Namen bekommt.
    Danke für Deinen Bericht und die BIlder aus Copenhagen.

    Liebe Grüße

  9. nice pictures of lynn and her little one
    I have videos of wolodja and freedom on youtube
    my youtube name is polar bear 4life

  10. Lieber Ralph

    Vielen Dank für die nette Bilder !


  11. Hello Erik!

    Thanks for the information about your videos! They’re great!