Nivi and Elva keep their mama busy or is it the way around?

May 13th, 2019 | By | Category: Dierenrijk Nuenen

13.5.2019 – Photos by Hans Muskens

Even a polar bear mama can have difficulties getting up some mornings ….. However, Frimas’ daughters don’t give up. They are experts in making Frimas ‘fit for fight’ every morning. 🙂

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Mama, it’s time to wake up! Just  check – the brownies are already doing their morning gymnastics!

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OK, kids – you win again!!

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Tender kisses on mama’s cheek are always a good start of a day.

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Come on, children. Let’s see what we can do today.

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Power walking by the pool side 🙂 Wow! What elegance, what speed!

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Hello earth! Mama’s calling! It’s swimming and playing time in the water!

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Come now! I have a nice tyre here, too!

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The other cub is still hesitating ….

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Hey, don’t be a sissy – please, jump in!

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What’s happening in another enclosure? A secret agent under cover? 🙂

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Dear children, the water is not only to keep our furs white and shiny. Our pool is a wonderful ‘playground’!

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Mama, you look like a golden retriever, hehehee ….

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Finally the whole family was having fun together in the wet element.

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Mr Henk doesn’t have to worry about his off spring. He can just enjoy his life as a bachelor. Well, maybe he misses Frimas but in the photos he looks quite satisfied with his life.

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If this isn’t a totally relaxed polar bear I don’t know what is! 🙂

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  1. Thanks to HANS MUSKENS for another series of beautiful pics from NUENEN and its ‘lovely female-polar-bear-power’ FRIMAS with daughters and beautiful neighbors.

    The ‘secret agent under cover’ is a top-photo and a very matching sub-title!

    Thank you very much, dear MERVI for your funny and matching subtitles to the photos
    and for your complet editorial work on this ‘Nuenen pictured report’.

  2. Dear Mervi and Hank The combination of words and photos is really successful. The Polar Bear family and their neighbours come to life on the screen in front of me. I know it sounds silly but Polar Bears seem to take on something of the country they are born in or live in. Frimas and Henk and their kids are very Dutch! Colourful and full of fun and energy.
    I am really going to have to work on coming to see them. However, Molly Merrow and her camera are also on the case

  3. Dear Hans,
    you bring always the wonderful pictures from the zoo. Frimas has a lovely daughters. It is great to watch them grow.

  4. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you for these wonderful photos and the well-fitting subtitles.
    Frimas´ sweet girls have a nice way to start a day. There is no chance for poor Frimas to sleep a little longer…

    I like the gym exercises of the brownies. Exemplary!
    And a forceful power walking quickens the appetite for breakfast…What a hilarious photo of this little white one!

    Swimming and playing with the family in clear fresh water definitely means fun.

    The cute otter seemed to be very pleased with his role as a secret agent under cover. 😉

    The last pic shows a thoroughly relaxed polar bear in his prime. Henk obviously likes his life as a bachelor, at least at this moment.


  5. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    die drei haben Spass und sind eine Augenweide für jeden Bärenfan.
    Henk muß sich jetzt gedulden, aber das kennt er schon.
    Vielen Dank für die schönen Bilder.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  6. Lieber Hans,
    liebe Mervi,

    eine Bärenmutter mit Zwillingen braucht keine zusätzliche Morgengymnastik,
    denn die Zwillinge sind schon Programm genug, das zeigen die wunderbaren Fotos.

    Nach der Schwimmstunde mit ihren beiden Rangen hat Frimas sich eine Auszeit verdient.

    Vielen Dank für die tollen Fotos und den Text!