Nuka and Qilak in Pairi Daiza

Mar 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

24.3.2020 – Source: Zoo Pairi Daiza,  Posted by Patricia Roberts

Dear friends, as you already know the re-opening of Pairi Daiza has been postponed. But we want to show you the first pictures of Nuka and Qilak, our two female polar bears who recently arrived in Pairi Daiza. The two sisters come from the Zoo in Aalborg (Denmark), where they were born in 2016.



The photos show Nuka and Qilak examining their new home ‘The Land of the Cold’, a whole new world that you can discover in Pairi Daiza 2020.



We welcome Nuka and Qilak as part of an international breeding program to protect this endangered species. This program focuses on preserving genetic heritage and scientific research for better understanding this species.


Here you can find a short video of Nuka and Qilak


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  1. Dear Mervi,
    it is great to see that Nuka and Qilak are doing very well in the new enclosure.

  2. Dear Mervi, thanks for posting it. The buildings you can see on the last pic are hotel rooms and some of them do have windows from where you can watch the polar bears under water. I think that they made them especially for Ralph who loved his peekaboo games with them at the glass panel of their enclosure in Aalborg. What do you think?

  3. Dear Patricia,

    I’m quite convinced that Nuka and Quilak demanded big windows so they can be as close Ralph as possible when he comes to visit them! 🙂

  4. Liebe Patricia,

    wie schön, dass du diese Seite mit deinem Bericht in der durch Corona so ereignisarmen Zeit ein bisschen
    belebst und Mervis Bitte erhört hast.

    Da die Bärengeschwister zu zweit ihr neues Zuhause erleben, fällt ihnen die Eingewöhnung auch leichter.
    Die Fenster am Pool werden nicht nur Ralph begeistern. Hoffentlich könnt ihr beide zusammen einmal
    in diesen Zoo fahren, aus dem du uns schon öfters berichtet hast.

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße

  5. Dear Mervi and Patricia!
    Thank you so much for this delightful update about Nuka and Quilak and their new home in Pairi Daiza.
    I´m convinced the bears already love it and will get used to the new surroundings and their new keepers very quickly.
    The enclosure looks great in the sunshine and it seems the bears have everything they need.
    Everyone who has the pleasure to get there and watch the bears will be quite pleased about the living conditions in their new home.


  6. Dear Patricia and Mervi
    Thank you for posting these pictures here. I will also visit the Facebook site and greet there too.
    The enclosure with its beautiful clear water and the rocks for them to climb or sun on, as well as trees behind is reassuringly similar to their home in Aalborg.
    I am already looking forward to visiting them one day. But I shall have to be careful not to eat and drink too much in Belgium because the food is so scrumptious.

  7. Die Anlage gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Die Bären werden sich dort
    wohl fühlen. 🙂

  8. dear Mervi and dear Patricia,
    I am glad Nuka and Qilak have found this good home Pairi Daiza. it is great that we can see these lovely pictures.I wish both Polarbear girls a good haelthy long life.
    big paw waves and dear greetings

  9. Liebe Mervi und liebe Patricia,
    das ist ganz toll, dass die beiden in diesen schönen Zoo ein neues Heim gefunden haben.
    Alles Gute für Nuka und Qilak und dass sie sich schnell eingewöhnen.
    Danke fürs zeigen und liebe Grüße Moni K