Malik and Nord – Love at first sight!

May 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Denmark

17.5.2019 – Sources: the zoos in Copenhagen and Aalborg

Polar bear male Nord has moved from Copenhagen to Aalborg. The move was expected because Lynn and Imaq need access to the bigger and cosier enclosure in the Copenhagen Zoo.


The big Russian bear and Malik were immediately introduced to each other and it was love at first sight. Nord seems to be a gentle polar bear male. It also looks like Malik was very happy about the male companion after raising her daughters the last couple of years.




As a matter of fact – there was ‘tralalaa’ about one hour after they met!


Nord has already done his ‘duties’ with Nöel in Copenhagen so it remains to be seen if there will be off spring in the Fall. The plan is that Nord will move back to Copenhagen when the time is ‘suitable’.

Nord leaves Copenhagen

The first meeting with Malik

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  1. Dear Mervi
    Thank you for the report so quickly. I am hoping to visit Aalborg again on 5 to 7 June.
    Nuka and Qillak will have no problem with the smaller upper enclosure as they spend a lot of time there even when the bigger one is free. They are probably moving to the new Polar Bear facility in Belgium.
    Malik is quite an old bear so she may not have any more cubs. Nord will be delighted though because Malik is a very playful lady.

  2. Dear Mervi!
    I am glad Malik and Nord are on the good terms. I think now Lynn and Imaq will be in the big enclosure too.

  3. Isn’t it wonderful that something like ‘Love at first sight’ really exists – no matter whether polar bear couples or other species (including the human one) are concerned.

    Further GOOD LUCK to MALIK and NORD in AALBORG!

    And new GOOD LUCK in the bigger part of the enclosure for LYNN and IMAQ in COPENHAGEN!

    Let’s sing a song!

  4. Nord really impressed me in Copenhagen with his size and power. He will enjoy the big pool in Aalborg but the highlight must be Malik. She has taught her daughters how to cope with a male bear by playing and being confident, and now she gets to show Nord too.

  5. Wie schön für die beiden, ich wünsche ihnen alles Gute und viele Schmetterlinge im Bauch!

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  6. Dear Mervi!
    It is delightful and somehow touching to see another love couple among the popular polar bears in Europe.
    I wish Malik and Nord a wonderful time together and best of luck.
    Thank you for the update from Aalborg.
    Hopefully the EEP will find a good new home for Nuka and Quilak!


  7. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für die schönen News incl. Bildern. Was auch sehr schön ist, dass Nord sich von Anfang an mit Malik super versteht.
    Ich wünsche den Beiden eine schöne gemeinsame Zeit.

    Für die kleine Familie in Copenhagen freut es mich, dass sie jetzt in ein hoffentlich schöneres Gehege ziehen.
    Danke auch für die beiden Videos.

    Liebe Grüße

  8. It’s nice when the two of them get along so well 🙂

  9. Dear Mervi

    It’s nice when the two of them get along so well 🙂
    Thank you for this news from Aalborg


  10. Liebe Mervi,
    natürlich freue ich mich für Malik, dass sie jetzt wieder einen Partner hat.
    Sie verstehen sich und das ist die Hauptsache.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K