Sisu in ‘the water on the rocks’

May 8th, 2020 | By | Category: Ranua 2020

8.5.2020 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Our zoo is closed until the 1st of June but Marko was allowed to come and take some nice photos of me and my friends. The photos were taken on the 28th of April.


Many parts of Europe have had an almost snowless Winter but in northern Finland we’ve had more snow than ever! It has started to melt away but there’s still plenty of white stuff on the ground. And the weather gurus have predicted there’s more snow coming!


As you can see my ice breaking activities have been very succesful. Now I can swim in ‘the water on the rocks’! 🙂


This is so COOL!


The sun is already warming my nose very nicely. Have you ever tried sun bathing in the icy water? I can assure you it’s really wonderful and refreshing!


The big ball is quite a challenge even for me ….


Oh bear, it looks like it’s stuck in the ice.


Who needs horse power when there’s enough polar bear power?


Ooops! The stupid ball just refuses to roll ….


OK, you can stay here but I’ll be back!!


Luckily this green ball is more co-operative ….


I can take it in my mouth ….


… and transport it to another spot in my enclosure.


I think I’ll throw it in the water …. hahahaa, then my pool will look like ‘water on the rocks with an olive’. Maybe I should be a bar tender?


This ‘olive’ is a good friend of mine.


It’s a different kind of teddybear ….


…. and I always treat it very gently!


As usual I want to present some of my friends to you, too.

The reindeers are wondering where all the visitors are.


A flying dhole


Don’t you just love those ears?


Ruska and Routa


The lynx knows the importance of washing his hands  – I means paws thoroughly and often! -Did you notice the nice paw prints in the snow?


Even the beautiful fur needs to be cleaned regularly.


Agent 007 ½ feels a bit bored without his fans.


He has called the covid-19 Jack and now he’s singing HIT THE ROAD, JACK!


I’m all ears when Agent 007 ½ is singing ….. 🙂 I hope ‘Jack’ is hitting the road so our fans will soon come back!


I’ll enjoy my ‘water on the rocks’ as long as it’s possible.


Please, take care of yourself! Keep the distance and wash you paws often!


On the 1st of June my zoo will be open again. You’re all very, very welcome to meet us ‘live’!


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  1. Dear Marko and Mervi
    Shaken and not stirred. You really have made a Bond story for us with Sisu and his friends. The wolverine is right, we want Corona to hit the road.
    The photos of Sisu in the water are really like scenes from the Arctic, apart from his toys of course.

  2. Terve! you lucky boy – with the pond full of ice cubes.

    I am sure our so called ‘Uncle SERGEIJ’ will be more than green with envy with seeing all this shining white stuff – and everything for free! 😉 You know he is the one who is crazy about alcoholic drinks, cocktails with ice cubes which he likes to lable with most uncommon names much to the pleasure of the KNUTITOURS-friends. He is called by some “Der alte HAudegen” which is meant most affectionate!

    Excellent photos by YOUR friend MARKO and auntie MERVI put once more appropriate words into your ‘peacocky’ lovable black polar bear licorice snout 🙂 . . . Your facial expression when you talk to the ball is priceless. I had a good laugh (you know: I love to laugh!). . . .God to seee you are also a gentle bear – which for sure we knew very well already!

    I love also the pics of your active neighbours. Beautiful guys who are obviously very well careing about their beautiful furs.

    BTW: Your ‘Agent 007 1/2’ looks very dangerous whild singing “Hit the road, JACK!”. I am near to trembling!!

    – – –

    Looking forward to meeting you soon again, you handsome and clever polar bear youngster!

  3. Dear Marko, dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the pictures from the zoo Ranua. It is difficult for me to imagine that it is still a lot of snow in Ranua 🙂
    Sisu plays very skillfull with the big ball.

  4. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Marko.
    Best wishes to Sisu and the other animals in Ranua zoo.

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    gute Bilder sind die Kunst Marcos, deine Kunst sind die Texte dazu und die sind dir wieder wunderbar gelungen!
    Danke für diesen Hochgenuss.
    Bei sommerlichen Temperaturen kann man sich die Eiskälte kaum noch vorstellen, aber in Finnland gehen die Wetteruhren halt ein bisschen anders und Sisu findet bei jedem Wetter Abwechslung.
    Bald kann er den erwachenden Frühling genießen, den du vor zwei (?) Jahren ihm so schmackhaft gemacht hast mit all den Beschreibungen, die es in seinem Gehege zu entdecken gab. Das war so herzig und süß!

    Herzliche Grüße

  6. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for these stunning photos from Sisu and his friends in Ranua. The subtitles are funny and imaginative and fit perfectly.
    I´m quite astonished too that there is still winter in Ranua with snow and ice because we are already on the passage to summer in Berlin.
    It doesn´t seem to bother Sisu that there are currently no visitors. The photo series with the ball proves that he is occupied and has fun anyway.
    Like agent 007 1/2 I hope that f… Corona aka “Jack” will hit the road as fast as possible and won´t come back no more!


  7. Immer noch sehr winterliche Impressionen
    aus dem hohen Norden – es wird doch
    auch in Ranua mal Frühling werden?
    Aber die Tiere scheinen die weiße
    und eisige Pracht zu genießen.
    Tolle Fotos ! 🙂

  8. Lieber Sisu! Danke für die wunderschönen Bilder und viel Spaß indeinem Eispool. Ich mags ja lieber warm aber ich bin ja kein Eisbär.
    Alles Liebe und bleibs xund,

  9. dear Marko, thank you so much for these wonderful pictures
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing these nice pictures with us
    terve dear Sisu, oh bear now we have May and you can still have a cool ice bath, how we can see, YOU LIKE IT
    enjoy your playing with the big ball and also rolling in the snow, please send your dear Mama a kiss today all the best to you, your Mama and to all your friends, you are all looking great ,
    big paw waves and dear greetings
    Filomena ,

  10. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko,

    in Ranua ist es ja noch richtig winterlich, sehr zur Freude von Sisu.
    Um dieses Eisbad würden ihm viele Eisbären beneiden, die ja dieses Jahr nicht mal ein Flöckchen Schnee gesehen haben.

    Sisu ist richtig in seinem Element.

    Das sind wieder super Aufnahmen, auch die der anderen Tiere.

    Liebe Grüße

  11. Liebe Merviv und lieber Marko,
    das ist super, daß wir so aktulle Bilder zu sehen bekommen.
    Sisu ist erwachsen und das sieht man jetzt sehr deutlich.
    Ich liebe die winterlichen Bilder von den Bewohnern im Ranua Zoo.
    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
    Moni K