Nuenen – Spitting images in the water

Apr 18th, 2019 | By | Category: Dierenrijk Nuenen

18.4.2019 – Photos by Hans Muskens

When a polar bear mother has two lively cubbies she needs to use a lot of fantasy to keep them occupied and happy. Let’s see how Frimas solved the problem this time.

The kids look a bit bored. I must find something special for them …. They’re not so eager to go swimming today.

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I must use my fantasy now. I need some time for myself – my fur is a mess although I know from experience it will soon look fine again. However, I must make myself more presentable.

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Come on, kids! Follow me!

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Come and find out what you can see in the water!

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Oh bear, we can see two cubbies in the water.

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Don’t they look good! MAMA, YOU HAVE FOUR CUBS NOW!!!

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We don’t understand why mama said ‘What a relief the ‘new cubs’ are only reflections in the water!’

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Shall we go and say ‘hello’ again to our new friends?

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Here they are!

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Why can’t we see them when we’re in the water? We must ask mama – she knows everything!

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What a great mystery! Our friends disappear when we step into the water ….

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Well, we can find small treasures anyway ….

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Hey, look – there’s  a big brownie meeting his spitting image!

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Dear children, I think we all need a bath now!

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The next episode of Frimas and her twins will come before long. Maybe we will meet white bears then … Stay tuned!

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  1. Liebe Mervi,

    du bist eine Künstlerin!
    Eine feine Story ist das geworden – allein nur mit deinen Ideen zu den Spiegelbildern – klasse!
    Frimas sieht wenig hübsch aus, aber die Hormone werden die Fellreparatur
    hoffentlich bald wieder in Ordnung bringen.
    Dafür sind ihre beiden Kleinen umso fluffiger in erdigen Grautönen, da ist ein Bad kein Luxus.

    Danke Hans Muskens für die tollen Bilder.
    Dir und Mervi bärige Grüße zum Osterfest!


  2. Dear Hans and Mervi
    I feel very guilty not managing to get to Nuenen on my trip next week. I hope you wont mind me saying that the photos are so much better than anything I could take. I had to choose between Gelsenkirchen and Nuenen and possibly also saying Goodbye to the bears in Wuppertal. I know that Molly Merrow is hoping to get to Nuenen.
    I love Frimas’ looking caught between a Winter and a Summer look. The brown bear is obviously taking no chances and keeping his Winter fur.
    I hope the twins get really original names!

  3. Dear Hans and Mervi!
    Thank you for these cute photos of a quite dirty bear family.
    We all know since Knut: a dirty bear is almost always a happy bear… And Frimas and her kids look fabulous and content anyway. If grey or white the cubs are simply adorable.
    The story around the little ones who discover their own reflections in the water is very charming. The pics are really great!.
    When I see that beautiful brownie I´m getting quite wistful… 🙁


  4. Danke für die schönen Fotos der Zwillinge ! 🙂

  5. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    Frimas ist eine sehr erfahrene Mutter und die beiden Kleinenwerden noch viel lernen müssen.
    Zwillinge sind immer besonders niedlich anzusehen und ist auch für die Mutter eine Entlastung wenn die beiden miteinander spielen.
    Danke, für schöne Bilder und wieder perfekt und humorvoll getextet.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    danke fürs Einstellen der wunderschönen Fotos von Hans Muskens.

    Nun haben die Holländer Bären auch einen leichten Grauton angelegt. Ich finde es steht ihnen gut.

    Besonders die Spiegelbilder sind klasse. Es ist so schön zu sehen, wie die beiden Bärchen miteinander spielen. Da hat es Frimas schon besser als unsere Tonja,denn sie kann sich wahrscheinlich öfter mal eine Ruhepause gönnen.

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Thanks to HANS MUSKENS and to MERVI for showing his especially beautiful photos
    and her entertaining subtittles and editorial work of this polar bear family in NUENEN
    (which is – I have to admit – not so familiar to me).

    The twins of FRIMAS are real cuties. Last pic with Mamma is simply ‘awwwww…..’.

    Your mirroring photos (including that of the gorgeous brown bear (grizzly?) are as great as they are cute!