Happy birthday, Shauna and Nordi!

Dec 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

11.12.2019 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko and Anna Novikova (Kai)

Exactly one year ago Gerda gave birth to two sweet fur balls – a girl and a boy bear who got names Shauna and Nordi.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO YOU, SWEETIES!

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The twins have, of course, grown a lot during the year and it looks like they’re measuring their heights.

Hey, have you got a pen or something so I can make a mark on the wall?

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Oh yeah, we are quite big polar bears now! Just look at my paws – not to mention my impressive tongue!!

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One morning there was a surprise for the kids – a yellow bucket.

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Mama has said we must share the toys. Who’s turn is it to play with it?

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I think it’s my turn but first I want to pose nicely for Arkadi.

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I start by giving the bucket a gentle hug. Don’t we look cute together?

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Maybe this looks even cuter?

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Lots of snow and a new toy! What more could a young polar bear hope?

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Now it’s your turn!

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OK, but first I must do some stretching ….

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After playing with the new toy it was time for some wrestling.

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While the kids are entertaining themselves mama Gerda can take a look at the visitors.

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Hmm, there seems to be quite a crowd ….

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Gerda has done a good job with her cubbies so she can be very proud of herself and her off spring!

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Mama, I think this pose is very adorable. I can hear how the cameras say ‘click’ all the time.

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I think they’ll be glad if I even wave my paw ….

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Just so cute!

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Papa Kai is an impressive fellow and he seems to be quite satisfied with his life as a temporary singel.

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Even a gigantic polar bear male can look as a cute cubbie! ­čÖé

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After a hard day’s play it’s napping time.

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The eye lids are getting heavier and heavier …

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The Napland is calling!

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This smile indicates happy dreams.

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Gerda is patroling the enclosure making sure her cubbies have peace and quiet while they’re sleeping.

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On behalf of the readers of Knuti’s Weekly I wish Shauna and Nordi lots of health and happiness!

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  1. Happy Birthday Shauna and Nordi!
    Dear Arkadij, Anna and Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the kids, Gerda and Kai!
    The kids are funny, now they are happy to play in the snow. Gerda is a beauty, Kai is a very impressive male.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHAUNA AND NORDI!

    Dear Mervi, Anna and Arkadij!
    Thank you for this wonderful birthday tribute for these charming and frisky sweethearts.
    Their parents must be for sure proud of them for many reasons.

    I loved all the lively photos and the beautiful collages.
    They all show their vitality and joy of life.

    Today I wish them a nice birthday party with a lot of snow, some new toys and yummy treats and all the best for the future.

    I┬┤m happy to see Kai too, he is a big and handsome male and it seems he is doing well.

    Hugs
    Anke

  3. Die allerbesten W├╝nsche f├╝r die kniffligen Zwillinge!

    Liebe Gr├╝sse von Brigitte

  4. Liebe Arkadi und Anna,
    liebe Mervi,

    das sind bezaubernde Bilder der B├Ąren an ihrem 1. Geburtstag!
    Und du, Mervi, hast dich mit den wiitzugen Kommentaren wieder selbst ├╝bertroffen.

    Ich w├╝nsche Nordi und Shauna von Herzen alles Gute und dass sie noch
    eine Weile bei der Mutter bleiben k├Ânnen und danach irgendwo in einen
    Zoo mit einem ganz g r o ├č e n Gehege koommen.

    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Britta-Gudrun

  5. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the interesting report and the photos of the cute twins!
    Birthday-congratulatios for the little cubs.
    Hugs and greetings
    Yeo

  6. Dear Arkadi, Anna and Mervi ­čÖé

    Shauna and Nordi have grown a lot
    during the last 12 month. I think,
    mother Gerda an the keepers
    have done a great job. ­čÖé
    (not forgetting daddy Kai)

    Thanks for the fantastic photos !

    Greetings
    Chris ­čÖé

  7. Dear Anna, Arkadij and Mervi
    Kai, Gerda, Nordi and Shauna are beautiful bears and a tribute to the Zoo and City of Novosibirsk. I saw a lovely documentary about the city while I was in Berlin on German TV

  8. Lieber Anna und lieber Arkadij,
    das ist meine Lieblingsfamilie und nat├╝rlich m├╝ssen Shauna und Nordi am 11.12. Geburtstag haben, wie meine
    Herzensb├Ąrin Flocke.
    Gerda ist die Tante von Flocke und eine Eisb├Ąrensch├Ânheit und auch die Kleinen werden wie die ganze
    gro├če Familie von Simona alle bezaubern.
    Ich w├╝nsche Shauna und Nordi, da├č sie noch eine gute Zeit mit Mama Gerda haben und dann in einen
    guten Zoo vermittelt werden.
    Vielen Dank, sch├Âne Bilder!
    Liebe Gr├╝├če Moni K