The little lumberjack(ie) in Nuenen

Oct 24th, 2019 | By | Category: Featured articles

24.10.2019 – Photos by Hans Muskens

A new day is about to begin in the Dierenrijk Nuenen. Frimas, Nivi and Elva are still sleeping but soon their inner clock will tell them it’s time to rise and shine.

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Good morning, kids! Please, make yourselves presentable – the visitors will be here any minute now!

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There’s no mirror in the enclosure so Nivi and Elva check each other. Well, they look very much the same so who needs a mirror anyway!! 🙂

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Something has caught the family’s interest …..

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Oh dear, that’s a very odd looking polar bear!! He has lost all his fur ….. we must inform the keepers!!

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What a surprise that was! I hope the keepers can make that poor polar bear look more like us!

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Maybe you remember that papa Henk was boasting about his big wood log. Nivi and Elva decided to show their papa they are as strong as he is ….. well, almost as big ….

The twins found a log in the water and now it was time for some action!

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Now listen, log – don’t play games with me! I’m lifting you up whether you like it or not!

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Got you!!

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Maybe it’s wise to give a log a tender hug ….

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Don’t you think I look like a white, fluffy weight lifter?

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This litte girl is a real lumberjack …. or maybe we should call her a lumberjackie? 🙂

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And now it’s time to end the ‘show’ by throwing the log back in the water.

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Mission completed! I’m ready for your standing ovation!

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Papa Henk was, of course, mighty impressed by his daughter’s skils with the log.

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However, they’re not stronger than I am!! I must find a bigger log!

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While Nivi and Elva were impressing their father mama Frimas too a nice swimming tour.

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This is so nice and relaxing! After a busy year with the kids it’s wonderful to have some quality time for myself!

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  1. Dear Hans and Monika
    It is nice to see Father Henk as well as his gorgeous family. Nivi and Elva have got the business of logging down to a fine art.
    I wonder what the Polars make of the smell and shape of a Rhino?

  2. HANS MUSKEN – da haben Sie sich selbst ĂĽbertroffen!
    Das sind ober-klasse Fotos. Das letzte Bild eignet sich – gegebenenfalls mit verschiedensten SprĂĽchen dazu – als POSTER. Herrlich. Da bekommt man sofort gute Laune.

    Und MERVI hat natĂĽrlich auch wieder lustig-passende Untr-/Ăśberschriften dazu gefunden.

    Dank an alle beiden!

  3. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you for this charming report with its beautiful photos of this polar bear family.
    I really love the expression “rise and shine” for “get out of the bed” . When little polar bears wake up and start into a new day they really rise and shine.

    We all know that young polar bears are very inventive with any subjects in changing them into toys.
    I loved all pics with the fun-loving little one and the log.

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    natürlich muss der Nachwuchs zeigen, dass sie so etwas auch können, Papa Henk kann stolz auf
    seine Mädchen sein.
    Frimas ist so eine erfahrene Mutter, sie läßt ihre Töchter gewähren und gönnt sich eine kleine Auszeit.
    Vielen Dank, hat Freude gemachtzu sehen wie gut es den Bären geht.
    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe Moni K

  5. Lieb Mervi,

    standing ovations sind auch fĂĽr deine wieder so witzigen Kommentare angesagt
    und natĂĽrlich auch an Hans Musenks fĂĽr die tollen Fotos!

    Es ist schön zu sehen, wie gut es den Zwillingen geht und wie brav sie
    die Anweisungen ihrer Mutter annehmen.
    Auch Papa Henk ist gewiss stolz darauf, wie groĂź und stark seine Kinder schon sind.

    Danke fĂĽr das Hfhlight des Tages heute!

  6. Ohhh …, I love this Bear Family!!
    They all really shine always ……
    It’s so great to watch that little Fur Ball with the big log!
    Maybe She’s a lumberjack …….
    NORA also liked (and still likes) to play
    with every kind of wood …..

    Many thanks for wonderful pictures
    and this lovely story,
    Dear Hans and Mervi!!

    Best wishes,
    Evi.

  7. Wonderful comment!:
    “Oh dear, that’s a very odd looking polar bear!! He has lost all his fur ….. we must inform the keepers!!”
    Did just discover it at a second read/watch! . . . Had a more than good laugh!

    Where do you get all those funny thoughts of, dear MERVI? . . . Fantastic!

  8. Lieber Hans
    Liebe Mervi

    Vielen lieben Dank für den köstlichen Bericht und die tollen Bilder!!!
    Das war Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau!!!!

    Hugs
    Anita

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