My 5th visit to NORA & RANZO in Vienna

Jun 10th, 2019 | By | Category: Nora and Ranzo in Vienna

10.6.2019 by Evi from Tallinn

The 7th of June was a very hot day in Vienna – 29°C! However, it didn’t prevent Nora and Ranzo acting like movie stars. They were filmed for ads for the Tiergarten Schönbrunn to be shown in subways and at the airport.


White, fluffy and roundish – in other words: a perfectly beautiful polar bear!



The bears were rewarded with fish and many new toys. I brought them different pipes and their favourite little balls.



As usual Nora was very actively playing with the toys – both in land and in the water – while Ranzo was lazier and prefered to admire Nora from the shore.


We’ve got lots of new toys!


Finally even Ranzo became interested in the toys.  The ‘nose ring’ looks very elegant …. 🙂


What fantastic treasures we have!





Video of Nora on the 7th of June 2019

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  1. Dear Evi,

    I can imagine how happy you were meeting such a playful Nora again!

    She’s such a beautiful lady and she always seems to be in a great playing mood using all the toys available – and there seems to be lots of them. 🙂 You took fantastic photos of her!

    Ranzo is again a lazy potato but maybe he just wants to admire her lovely girlfriend …. 🙂

    Both bears look gorgeous with white fluffy furs. I hope even Ranzo will ‘charge his batteries’ and join Nora in the water.

    Thank you so much for the photos and the video – I love them all!

    Hugs from Mervi

  2. Dear Evi
    I am not surprised that Schoenbrunn chose Ranzo and Nora to star in a movie for visitors. They are both gorgeous.
    The male Polar Bears are always the lazy ones (strange that?) But Nora makes up for it with her playfulness.
    I am so glad that you are able to keep in touch with her.

  3. Dear Evi!
    It is a joy to see the bears at playing. Nora and Ranzo look beautiful and they like your presents.

  4. Liebe Evi,

    ich freue mich, dass Nora bei deinem Besuch so spielfreudig war und ihr deine Geschenke
    gefallen haben. Nora sieht blendend aus und ist bildschön. Da hat Ranzo genug zu tun, um sie
    bewundernd zu betrachten.
    Bären lieben jede Art von Röhren und wissen sie fantasievoll zu benutzen.

    Vielen Dank für deine tollen Fotos und das lustige Video!
    Herzliche Grüße

  5. Dear Evi!
    It must be wonderful to see your darling Nora in such a good shape and so playful. She is a beauty for sure and looks gorgeous. I suppose she made you very happy when playing with her new toys…
    I had a good laugh about the pic which shows Ranzo decorated with the tyre and the “nose ring”.

    I´m not surprised that Ranzo was “lazing on a sunny afternoon” since the males love to be couch potatoes after work, at the weekend, on a sunday, on a feast day and nearly every time they are allowed to…

    Nora and Ranzo are a beautiful love couple and it is wonderful that you manage to keep contact.


  6. Thank you very much dear Evi.
    Best wishes to Ranzo and Nora.

  7. It’s a joy to meet you here again after a quite long time, dear EVI.

    Thank you very much for sharing your pleasure with us. I guess MERVI and TBM will be even proud that their ‘finnischer Goldschatz’ RANZO has or will become a famous poster-star in VIENNA. And you for sure will feel the same way due to lovely NORA becoming a famous ‘pin-up girl’ (not at all meant disrespectful!).

    Again you brought beautiful pictures of the handsome couple. It’s so good to know they get along so very well with each other and that they can enjoy some enrichment in their enclosure in addition.

  8. Liebe Evi,

    nicht nur wir freuen uns über Geschenke, auch die Eisbären freuen sich. Vor allem wenn es sich um so tolles Spielzeug handelt.

    Schöne Bilder von Ranzo. Das Video von Nora ist super.

    Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen, und Mervi fürs Einstellen.

    Liebe Grüße

  9. Liebe Evi,
    da hat das EEP einmal richtig entschieden und Nora und Ranzo zusammen gebracht.
    Wo unsere Lieblinge sind da reisen wir auch gerne etwas weiter und Schönbrunn ist auch ein ganz toller Zoo.
    Danke Dir sind wieder schöne Bilder der zwei Bären und Nora sieht richtig gut aus.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K