Copenhagen Zoo in June 2019 Part 5 – Hunting is thirsty work for Imaq

Jul 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

10.7.2019 by Ralph Morton


Now and again Imaq decided to play with the imitation ice sheet floating in the pool. However, she soon lost interest in it, as she realised it was not very tasty.




This bit of rag looked like a piece of fish at first, but Imaq devoted a lot of effort to recovering it.



Polar Bears in Zoos are often seen drinking from the water in their enclosures. Unlike the ice in the Arctic this water is not particularly clean. Whether this does them any harm is unclear.

Mother Lynn


Although not one of the larger female Polar Bears, Lynn still looks very impressive. She is always watching for anything or anyone who might have food!


In many shots Lynn appears to be smiling. She seems a very happy and calm bear.


Here Lynn looks very proud of her cub.


Lynn as the Ice Queen of Copenhagen Zoo. Her confident smile looks genuine.


Lynn waiting for something to happen (in fact she was waiting for some more food!)



Lynn’s fur is still quite long. Her confident expression is again evident.


Lynn rarely hurries, but she can move fast even at a normal walk. Again, her face is smiling.


Often, Lynn will come out on her own to make sure that the enclosure is safe for Imaq.




This sequence of Lynn going into the den entrance to show Imaq that it was safe to come out was repeated several times during the day. Sometimes both bears would vanish for quite a while, and I would go off to do something else. However, I always worried that I might be missing what Lynn and Imaq were doing.

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  1. Again you made interesting observations, dear RALPH.
    Thank you for having brought again LYNN the confident mother bear and IMAQ her lovely child
    from ZOO COPENHAGEN to us.

  2. Lieber Ralph,

    deine intensiven Beobachtungen und Gedanken zu den Aktionen
    von Lynn und Imaq hast wieder sehr vielfältig fotografiert.
    Über deine letzte Bemerkung habe ich gelacht – ja, man befürchtet
    sich nach einer langen Beobachtungszeit immer dann doch etwas zu
    verpassen, wenn man eigentlich gehen möchte.

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße

  3. Dear Ralph!
    You took a lot of photos of Lynn and Imaq probably because you were so fascinated by them…
    I suppose the key sentence of your report was ” I always worried that I might be missing what Lynn and Imaq were doing.” So you could not leave the enclosure very often…
    I loved Lynn´s smile although the experts deny any facial epression of bears…


  4. Liebe Britta-Gudrun!
    Gerade habe ich wieder, wie so oft, gedacht: Zwei Doofe, ein Gedanke… 😉
    Ich habe vor dem Abschicken nicht geguckt, ob mir jemand zuor gekommen ist und Du warst schneller…

    Liebe Grüße

  5. Dear Ralph,

    Lynn certainly is a beautiful Ice Queen in the Copenhagen Zoo – although I guess even Nöel wants to use that ‘title’. 🙂

    Imaq’s mama really seems to be smiling in many of your photos showing how happy she is about her lovely daughter.

    Thank you so much for another charming report!

    Hugs from Mervi

  6. Dear Rakph,

    What a grand time you had!

    Thanks for taking us along!

    xo k-j

  7. Dear Ralph, you had a wonderful time with Imaq and Lynn.

  8. Thank you very much dear Ralph.
    Best wishes to Imaq and Lynn.