Nuenen: Green, green grass of home

May 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Dierenrijk Nuenen

27.5.2019 – Photos by Hans Muskens

As I’ve already written before I wish all polar bears living in a zoo had an enclosure like Frimas, Nivi and Elva have in Nuenen!

The lovely family can enjoy a cosy morning lying on the green grass  ….

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…. but there are even stones for scratching the belly when needed …..

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…. and, naturally, there’s lots of water to cool off when the paws feel too hot! 🙂

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Hi Sis, shall we wrestle a little?

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Oh yeah! We need all the exercice and practise so we’ll be ready to meet a male companion when we get older! That’s what mama said!

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Do you remember how the ‘half nelson’ is done?

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I’m not sure but we can invent a new trick ….

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…. a half polar bear, hihihiii ….. 🙂

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I think I won!

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No hard feelings! OK?

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While the kids are wrestling Frimas is curiously watching what’s going on outside the enclosure.

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Time for tango, Nivi!

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Dear Elva, who’s leading ….. I guess we need some dancing lessons!

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Cheek to cheek

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Maybe we’re not such gracious dancers but it’s so fun to dance on the soft grass!

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Luckily there are some sandy spots on the grass so it’s easy to change the fur colour when we feel like it. 🙂

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We call this colour off-white 🙂

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  1. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you for these cute impressions of Frimas and her little white or off-white dancers and the humorous subtitles.
    What a fitting title! The cubs must love to have soft grass beneath their paws. Their play and dancing looks so charming and both obviously enjoy it.
    I loved the photo of Frimas standing upright too.


  2. Lieber Hans,
    liebe Mervi,

    ja, ja, auch ich wünschte mir, dass alle Bären in ihren Gehegen weiches Gras unter ihren Tatzen hätten,
    so wie hier diese Bären hier in Nuenen.
    Hans, zu deinen fantastischen Bildern hat Mervi wieder tolle Untertitel geschrieben, die kaum
    zu toppen sind. Ob die Bärchen nun miteinander raufen, tanzen oder sich schminken – sie sind zum
    Verlieben anzusehen!

    Vielen Dank für das Highlight am Montag!

  3. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Hans.
    Best wishes to Frimas, Nivi and Elva.

  4. Dear Mervi and Hans
    Off white means that a Polar Bear is happy! The pictures show that the little ones have a wonderful time. Frimas on two paws is an impressive sight.

  5. FRIMAS and her twins NIVI and ELVA are also cute and lovable polar bears with a nice environment best shown by HANS MUSKENS and nicely undertitled by MERVI.

    Thanks to the both of you!

  6. Beste Hans

    Die twee kleine boefjes zijn schattig!
    Het is leuk als ze met z’n tweeën zijn. Dus de moeder heeft meer tijd voor zichzelf.
    Bedankt voor de betoverende foto’s!


    Dear Mervi

    Thank you a lot.
    Warm greetings, Anita

  7. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    ja da kann ich nur zustimmen, die Zoos in den Niederlanden haben sehr schöne Gehege, nicht nur für
    Auch die beiden Bärchen haben schöne Namen und was für ein Glück ein Zwilling zu sein.
    Vielen Dank, macht Spaß die schönen Bilder von der kleinen Familie zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K