Zoo Sauvage – Shouka and Kinuk outdoors

Jun 1st, 2019 | By | Category: News from the Bear World

1.6.2019 – Source: the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-FĂ©licien

Finally even Milak and her son Shouka have been able to make their ‘outdoor debut’. Of course, the big world outside the den was very exciting – and also a bit scary. That’s how it feels for every polar bear cub during their first outing.

Malik in Copenhagen is now even a grandmother because Milak is her daughter. Accordingly Nuka and Quilaq are Shouka’s half sisters.

A nice close-up of Shouka


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The first steps outdoors – safe and secure close to mama.

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Shouka hesitated a little before jumping into the water but as you can see in the video he proved to be a born swimmer!

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Aisaqvak and Kinuk have already been out for some time now.

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Kinuk is curious but likes to stay near mama.

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Syncronized walking 🙂

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Mama would make a nice float!!

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However, Kinuk has taken many swimming lessons now so he masters the wet element very well.

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  1. Dear Mervi
    Beautiful report about two lovely cubs and their mums.
    Two boys this time. I hope that they will one day find good homes, maybe even in Doncaster or Kincraig.

  2. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the report and the photos about the cute polar-bear-cubs.

    I wish you a pleasant Saturday! ?

  3. Dear Mervi!
    Oh my, there are so many adorable polar bear cubs this season and I wonder if I am able to remind all the names sometime.
    Now finally Shouka and Kinuk, accompanied by their mothers, have been introduced to the charmed public and there were many delighted sighs and sounds during their “outdoor debut”.
    Thank you for the lovely pics and the cute videos. One can´t but love these frisky rascals.

    It is always astonishing what raucous voices the little ones have.

    I am quite enthusiastic about the well conceived and spacious enclosures for the polar bears in St. Felicien.


  4. Dear Mervi

    Like all polar bear children, these two are simply enchanting.

    I like the facilities very much and I even saw an arctic fox as a roommate!
    Thank you very much!


  5. Liebe Mervi,

    die verwandtschaftlichen Verhältnisse der zwei Kleinen behalte ich sowieso nicht, aber
    gleich zwei Jungbären von zwei verschiedenen Müttern zur gleichen Zeit in einem Zoo
    ist sehr außergewöhnlich.
    Ich nehme an, sie haben beide den selben Bärenvater?

    Sie sind so niedlich und lernen auch das Schwimmen im Nullkommanix!

    Danke fĂĽr das Update und liebe GrĂĽĂźe.

  6. SHOUKA is a top-beauty – lovely – cuuute – awwwww . . . .

    BUT – PLEASE – HELP! . . . I can no more take apart all the nice but difficult and partially even ressembling names. I am very sorry. . . . So, a general ‘THANK YOU!’, to any parties involved in the offers of pictures, videos, texts, presenting of press releases etc. and to our editor-in-chief and ‘KWM’-owner MERVI.

  7. Liebe Mervi,
    spät kommen die Kleinen in das Freigehege und jetzt werden sie jeden Tag ihre Welt neu entdecken.
    Vielen Dank, ganz bezaubernd wie alle unsere Eisbärchen.
    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe Moni K

  8. Thank you very much dear Mervi.
    Best wishes to Aisaqvak, Milak, Shouka and Kinuk.

  9. Wer kann diesen Ă„uglein widerstehn? Danke fĂĽr die bezaubernden Bilder.

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe, Erika