All kinds of snow bears!

Jan 14th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

14.1.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova

Because so many Winter lovers are missing the snow for the time being Gerda, Kai, Nordi and Shauna want to send you some white stuff from Novosibirsk!

Hello and welcome to our zoo!


This Winter the fantastic snowbears are welcoming the visitors to our enclosure. How wonderful to have snowbears instead of snowmen! Don’t they look like mama Gerda and papa Kai?


They are so lovely? Just like Shauna and Nordi!


It looks like Gerda is wondering what Kai is doing.


What a nice smile she has on her face. She must have felt the scent of Kai! 🙂


Kai must have felt Gerda’s scent, too – at least he looks very interested ….


Like father, like son! Nordi is imitating his papa even though he has never seen Kai! Amazing!



Kai is asking ‘Do you want to see some polar bear action?’


OK, let’s see what I can find here ….. I think I’ve hidden something under the ice ….


Oh yeah, I found my toy. I believe it used to be a pylon …. but I’m not quite sure. 🙂 Hehehe, there’s no such thing as an unbreakable toy! 🙂


Who said adult polar bears don’t need toys? Kai is a gigantic male but he acts like a cub when he’s rolling in the snow with his toy.


Nothing compares to a nice snow bath – and my red toy is my bath duckie! 🙂




You know what they say about boys and toys! 🙂


Even a white giant gets tired after an intensive playing session.



Shauna and Nordi are napping with mama.


Mama’s back is the most comfortable cushion in the world!


Byebye! We’ll be back soon!


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  1. Dear Anna!
    It is great to see the polar bears in the snow. It looks like they all enjoy it 🙂

  2. Liebe Anna,

    deine geliebten Bären leben in einem Schneeparadies und wenn ihre Gehege größer wären,
    könnte ich die Fotos noch mehr genießen. Die Eislandschaft im Pool sieht ein bisschen gefährlich aus, aber Kai schafft das und verspielt ist der vielfache Vater auch noch wie ein Kind.

    Hoffentlich hat Frieda nicht allzu große Sehnsucht nach Kai, denn sie soll doch noch
    ein Jahr für ihre Youngsters da sein.
    Die Fotos mit den Bärchen auf ihrem Rücken sind das Highlight heute
    und die Skulpturen sind ebenfalls ein eyecatcher.

    Hab vielen Dank für die schöne Schnee-Sinfonie aus Novosibirsk und liebe Grüße!

  3. Dear Anna and dear Mervi!
    Thank you for these wonderful impressions of the Novosibirsk polar bears who are fortunately able to enjoy their favourite season with all that goes with it. I´m convinced they had and still have fun in snow and ice.
    Gerda and her twins are such a charming team. Maybe Gerda´s smile shows that she is pleased with everything.
    It is a big joy to see Kai so lively and playful.
    Mervi, you are so right with your statement:” Kai is a gigantic male but he acts like a cub when he’s rolling in the snow with his toy.”
    I loved the beautiful bear-sculptures too. Are they really made from snow?

    Hopefully we will get at least a little bit of snow too this winter!


  4. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Anna.
    Best wishes to Gerda, Kai, Nordi and Shauna.

  5. Dear Anna & Mervi

    What a lovely photo story !
    The kids had much fun in
    the snow and so did papa
    Kai. Its too cute, how Nordi
    and Shauna are sleeping
    on mama Gerdas back. 🙂
    The snowbears are lovely too.

    Chris 🙂

  6. Das ist so eine allerliebste kleine Familie,ich freu mich über jeden Bericht!
    Die Skulpturen sind einfach ein tolles Kunstwerk!

    Liebe Grüße von Brigitte.

  7. So much snow for Gerda and her kids. Who look great, by the way.
    Kai enjoys the snow. Simply wonderful pictures. Thank you , dear Anna


  8. Dear Anna
    Kai, Gerda, Nordi and Shauna are a wonderful family. Thank you for such beautiful shots of them in the snow.
    Dear Mervi
    You manage to link the photos and stories so well.
    Novosibirsk certainly knows how to look after Polars and keep them entertained, and not just by the snow.

  9. dear Anna,
    thank you so much for all your wonderful pictures, yes this is the right weather for our dear Polarbears, snow all over, Kai, Gerda, Shauna and Nordi are looking adorable, the children still so sweet with Mama. The snowbears are great
    dear Mervi, for you it is not too difficult to find the right words when you see such pictues of this dear Polarbear family, it is a big joy to read your words, grazie
    dear greetings and paw waves to Russia and to Sweden

  10. Liebe Anna,
    es ist immer eine große Freude diese Eisbärenfamilie zu sehen.
    Ideal mit so viel Schnee und ich bin ganz neidisch auf so einen Winter.
    Vielen Dank, schöne Bilder von meinen Lieblingen
    Liebe Grüße Moni K