Cute faces and big mouths

Feb 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

24.2.2020 – Photos by Arkadij Laptenko

A new day in the Novosibirsk Zoo has began. Gerda, Shauna and Nordi are are doing their morning gymnastics before making plans for this day.

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The yoga exercises keep a bear agile.

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Come on, mama’s calling to a family meeting!

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What shall we do today?

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The family decided to test who has the biggest mouth! 🙂 It looks like mama Gerda still is the winner.

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However, the kids are doing their very best! I’m truly impressed of this little big mouth! 🙂

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Oh bear, is this cubbie putting his whole head in mama’s mouth???

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No, she just wants to have mama’s attention. Gerda looks very happy doesn’t she?

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OK, mama, your mouth is bigger than mine. Congratulations!

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Mama, I want to give you kiss, too!

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It’s still easy to see who’s the mother and who’s the child but I wonder how long we can see the difference. The kids are growing so fast!

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Close-ups of lovely faces

Gerda watching snow flakes falling down

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The licorice nose is black and shiny

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I’m not just beautiful – I can be a funny girl, too! 🙂

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I can’t tell which one of the twins is Shauna and which is Nordi but who cares ….. they are both so adorable!

Yawning or laughing?

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The falling snow makes a polar bear face even more lovely than usual.

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I can almost hear your ‘aaawhs’ and ‘oh, so cutes’ !

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Kai is a mighty handsome gentlebear

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The kids are playing hide-and-seek and mama Gerda pretends not to find them. Of course, she always knows exactly where her twins are. 🙂

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Hihihiii …. mama didn’t find us! Aren’t we a clever couple. Really sly foxes even if we are polar bears!!

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What did you say?

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I can’t hear you!

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Maybe I’m just too tired to hear anything ….

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…. the best thing to do is to take a nap!

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Only a tiny birdie has the guts to go so close to polar bears! Sometimes I hope I was a little bird …. 🙂

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  1. Dear Mervi and Arkadij
    The family of Polar Bears in Novosibirsk look so relaxed and comfortable in the snow.

  2. Dear Arkadij, dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. The family has very nice faces 🙂
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  3. Dear Arkadij

    I like the portraits of the bears.
    But the “yoga-photos” are funny
    too. The bears have fresh snow,
    we only can dream of snow here.

    Greetings
    Chris 🙂

  4. Dear Mervi and Arkadij!
    These are gorgeous portraits of the polar bear family in Novosibirsk.
    I loved Gerda when she looked so dreamy while the snowflakes were falling down and one of the little ones reminded me of Anori as a cub and her famous adorable ears…
    Furthermore I had a good laugh about some of the photos and their subtitles, especially about the hide and seek series.
    Thank you for this charming report!

    Hugs
    Anke

  5. Really many ‘aaawhs’ and ‘ohs’ and ‘so cutes’ from my side and I had some good laughs in addition 🙂

    The second picture from the beginning of this report made me laugh especially loud.
    Aren’t those paws double and triple beautiful and cute and funny!?

    Thank you very much, dear Arkadij Laptenko and Mervi!

  6. Ich freu mich wieder über diese liebe kleine Familie! Die besten Wünsche für alle 4!

    LG Brigitte.

  7. Liebe Mervi und lieber Arkadij,
    oh ja ich möchte auch ein kleiner Vogel sein um diesen schönen Bären nahe zu sein.
    Groß sind Shauna und Nordi geworden aber sie haben noch einige Zeit mit ihrer schönen Mutter.
    Große Klasse die Nahaufnahmen und Mervi hat wieder perfekt und witzig getextet.
    Vielen Dank, hat Spaß gemacht diese Bilder zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  8. Liebe Mervi und Arkadij,

    das sind wieder sehr schöne Bilder von der süßen Eisbärenfamilie. Ich beneide sie richtig um den vielen Schnee.

    Kai ist ja ein properes Kerlchen, wenn man sein schönes rundes Gesicht betrachtet.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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