Nuenen: The polar bear family with off-white furs

Mar 3rd, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

3.3.2020 – Photos by Hans Muskens

In Dierenrijk Nuenen the polar bear family is leading a happy family life. Papa Henk and Mama Frimas are raising their twins together – although I think Frimas does the major part of the job. 🙂

When these photos were taken by Hans the family was wearing furs in a cappuccino shade of white – or shall we call it extremely off-white? 🙂

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The parents are taking a walk ‘by the river’.

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One of the twins is watching ….

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Oh bear, I’m sure I’ve forgotten something! (Mervi’s note: we have much in common 🙂 )

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What was it …..

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Heureka or maybe I should say ‘beareka’? Now I remember but I’m not going to reveal my secret!

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I don’t know if this is Nivi or Elva but the face is adorable!

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They look so alike but, of course, the bearents know who’s who!

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Frimas, Nivi and Elva

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Henk is approaching

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Papa, you’re welcome to join us.

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What a sweet family!

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I wonder what will happen when the mating season comes? Maybe Mr Henk will be a temporary bachelor again? Well, that remains to be seen.

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Frimas is still nursing Nivi and Elva.

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When the mother is busy feeding the kids their father can take it easy and travel to the Napland. 🙂

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  1. Thanks Mervi.gr.Hans Muskens.

  2. Dear Hans, dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the pictures of the polar bear family from Nuenen.The kids are lovely. Frimas did a great job. Henk is a huge bear. I think he is a gently bear, who can live with the kids together.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  3. Dear Hans Dear Mervi
    It is wonderful that Henk is able to be with Frimas and the cubs. We are in the mating season pretty soon so he may have to be moved .

  4. Ich sehe eine Familie von GraubÀren.
    Danke fĂŒr die schönen Fotos ! 🙂
    Das Familienleben ist sehr harmonisch.

  5. How wonderful to see the family all together. Thanks for the lovely photos.

    Molly

  6. Lieber Hans,

    das ist wirklich eine außergewöhnliche und seltene ZusammenfĂŒhrung von EisbĂ€rkindern mit ihrem Vater.
    Ich wĂŒnsche diesem Projekt ungtrĂŒbte Freude und weiterhin viel Erfolg.

    Vielen Dank fĂŒr die zauberhaften Fotos!
    Britta-Gudrun

  7. Was ist das denn zur Abwechslung mal fĂŒr eine Riesenfreude: eine ganze EisbĂ€renfamilie ZUSAMMEN!

    Thank you very much, dear MERVI for your fitting comments/subtitles and thanks to Mr. HANS for the wonderful and touching photos of a special bear-family!

  8. Das ist ein Klasse-Foto:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88012480@N04/49584846002

    Diese GrĂ¶ĂŸenunterschiede zwischen Mama und Papa und Kindern und Papa, wĂ€hrend die Kleinen sich schon der GrĂ¶ĂŸe von MAma nĂ€hern und auf diesem Foto von hinten fast eher wie so etwas wie Murmeltiere (oder so) wirken 😉

  9. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    To see a whole polar bear family – father, mother and their kids – together in one enclosure was a delightful start of the day. Hopefully it will continue like that!

    Off-white seems to be the trendy colour of this spring among polar bears… the whole family agrees about that.

    I had a good laugh about the pics of the forgetful bear and the subtitles. We could found a club… 😉
    Thank you so much for this pleasant report!

    Hugs
    Anke

  10. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    Frimas und Henk sind zwei außergewöhnliche EisbĂ€ren.
    Ist sehr selten, daß der Vater bei den EisbĂ€ren mit den Jungtieren zusammen zu sehen ist.
    Toll dass es in Nuenen so funktioniert, wird sich aber in der Paarungszeit Àndern.
    Ja vergesslich sind wir alle und da ist Mervi und der EisbÀr nicht alleine.
    Vielen Dank, hat Spaß gemacht die schönen Bilder mit witzigen Texten anzusehen.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe Moni K

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