Happy times with Knut and Giovanna

Jul 5th, 2019 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.7.2019 – Photos by Monika aus Berlin, Collage by Dumba

This time we remember the time when Giovanna was staying with Knut in Berlin.

Although La Donna was very dominant and ‘ruled’ in the enclosure there were even many tender moments between the two bears.

Dumba’s tribute to Knuti


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  1. What charming pictures those are. Pity they didn’t get the chance to stay together and probably even get a family when the time was there for mating. Beautiful bears – Lovely memories – . BTW: I didn’t know the pics shown in this 151th monthly birthday celebration for KNUT.

    Thank you very much, dear MERVI, for bringing back these precious moments.
    Und: Vielen Dank, liebe MONIKA de BERLIN, dass Du solche Schätze hast und sie immer noch regelmäßig herausrückst.

  2. Liebe Monika,

    diese wunderschönen Fotos der beiden habe ich auch noch nie gesehen.
    Vielleicht sind sie aus einem dominanten Verhalten Giovannas heraus entstanden,
    anzusehen sind sie einfach als “Knutschen” und herzig.
    Ich schließe mich Dumbas Worten gerne an – fein, dass du diese Fotos mit
    uns zum heutigen Gedenktag teilst.

    Danke und liebe Grüße!

  3. Liebe Monika und Mervi!
    Danke für diese schöne Bilder von Knut und Giovanna.

  4. Dear Mervi
    Like all teenage exchanges this was full of ups and downs. The Zoo called Giovanna “Gianna” which suited them as it was a short name like Knut. Although she was a lot thinner after her time in Berlin, La Donna had grown from a pushy child into a poised young woman. Joghi was bowled over by the Giovanna who came back to Munich, and that was in large measure due to Knut.
    Knut like all male Polar Bears (irrespective of size as Nord showed me in Aalborg) have to learn that female Polar Bears expect a lot from them.
    As Monika’s beautiful pictures show, this was a wonderful time for both bears.
    Thank you for sharing this memory.

  5. Dear Mervi and Monika!
    Wonderful photos remind us of a wonderful time!
    Yes there were tender moments between Giovanna and Knut. Though we often felt sorry for our Prince Charming since Giovanna was so dominant – I just remind you of the pumpkins! – it was a precious and important time for our sweet bear boy – and for Giovanna too!
    Thank you for these sweet memories!


  6. dear Mervi,
    so sweet, so tender waa the love between Giovanna and Knut, the dreams were just beginning
    I am glad, Knut had that wonderful time with Giovanna.
    thank you for sharing the pictures with us
    dear Dumba, thank you for your lovely colaage
    Knut für immer in meinem Herzen
    dear greetings

  7. Thank you very much dear Mervi, Monika and Dumba.
    We miss you Knuti. We love you so much.

  8. Liebe Dumba,
    danke für die schöne Collage

    Dumba und Britta-Gudrun, und natürlich auch an alle anderen.

    Diejenige die diese “Schätze” immer wieder herausrückt, ist ganz alleine Mervi.
    Ich habe die Knutfotos alle irgendwann einmal gepostet, und Mervi hat sie wohl in ihrer Schatzkammer aufbewahrt, und rückt sie ab und zu heraus.
    Dafür möchte ich Mervi auch recht herzlich danken.

    diese Fotos zeigen wirklich Harmonie bei Knut und Giovanna (Gianna). Diesen Moment habe ich damals sehr genossen. Und Knut auch.

    Liebe Grüße

  9. Was für schöne Bilder von La Bella Giovanna und ihrer Jugendliebe Knut.

    Vielen Dank, liebe Monika

    Und auch Dir, liebe Dumba, danke ich für die feine Collage.