The big ball is a piece of cake for Sisu

Jul 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

17.7.2020 – Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello! Greetings from the Summer like Ranua. My mother and I are doing fine and we really love to meet our visitors again. We are both glad that they are behaving very well and keeping the distance.

Of course, I want to present my skils with the huge ball and as you can see it’s not a real challenge to me. I’m now a very big boy and almost as strong as my brother Ranzo.

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Even a giant ball needs a hug every now and then ….

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…. so I give my round friend a real bear hug, hihihiii …. 🙂

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Well, that was the hugging hour – now it’s time to show the ball that I’m a polar bear version of Hulk! 🙂

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Thank you for the applause!!

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Oona’s and Iisakki’s sweet baby has no name yet but I’m sure the parents have a nice nick name for their child.

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This swan seems to be admiring the swimming beaver.

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We have even many domestic animals in our park. This lamb needed feeding from the bottle.

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I think this is the mother sheep …. She gets a gentle tap and seems to like it very much.

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Agent 007 ½ informed me he’s working under cover so I asked our manul Manu to keep an eye on our visitors. He’s doing a good job!

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Of course, Manu needs some breaks during the day. He loves to stroll in the green grass.

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Routa’s and Ruska’s three puppies are now big enough to have small adventures outside their den.

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They are so cute!

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Playing, eating and napping are on the daily schedule of these sweeties.

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This one tries to impress the others …

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After intensive playing and wrestling a little puppie gets soooo tired ….

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…. and hungry! Luckily mama Routa has opened her milk bar. 🙂

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I’ve heard that my Estonian friend Aron will be moving to France and live there with Quintana. I had some hopes it would be me and Miss Q but – sigh, sigh – we can’t always get what we want. I wish her a happy life with Aron. Maybe there’s another beautiful polar bear girl for me somewhere ….. but for the time being I’m quite happy being a bachelor here in Ranua.

I wish all the reporters and readers of Knuti’s Weekly a happy Summer time! Your pal Sisu

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  1. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    Sommer ist auch eine schöne Zeit mit den vielen Jungtieren in den Zoos.
    Schwan und Biber in einem Revier das habe ich so noch nicht gesehen, scheint aber gut zu gehen.
    Die kleinen Rothunde sind allerliebst und werden leider viel zu schnell groß.
    Ich hoffe dass auch Sisu bald in einen neuen guten Zoo kommt und eine nette Partnerin bekommt.
    Vielen Dank für wieder schöne Bilder von einem kräftigen jungen Eisbären und vielen Niedlichkeiten.
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  2. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for this delightful report about Sisu and his friends and neighbours in Orsa.

    Sisu is a big boy now and strong enough to treat the large-sized ball as if it was a trifle… With good reason he can be very proud of his skilfulness.

    Wow, there are some charming and lovely youngsters in Orsa and I loved them all: the sweet little musk ox, the thirsty hand-raised lamb and the cute wolf puppies of Routa and Ruska.

    I missed my dear agent 007 1/2 but the beautiful manul is an appropriate substitute this time… Obviously he has everything under control. He is for sure an eagle eyed watcher and does a good job.

    Thank you for this well-made teamwork!

    Have a nice weekend and take care

    Hugs
    Anke

  3. Ach Sisu,
    ich habe mir so sehr gewünscht, dass Quintana deine Spielgefährtin werden würde, denn du bist als junger Bär nun doch schon viel zu lange alleine. Dabei hast das idealste Zuhause, das man sich für zwei junge Bären wünschen würde.
    Aber wie man an den Fotos sehen kann, hast du jede Menge Abwechslung und ein Riesenspielzeug, das du nach Herzenslust knuddeln kann.

    Mervi, die Mitbewohner von Sisu in Ranua sind allesamt so hübsch, da fällt die Wahl für ein Lieblingsfoto schwer. Aber den jungen Rothunden kann ich kaum widerstehen.

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße!
    Britta-Gudrun

  4. Terve! Our, my, MERVI’s big lovely!

    A huge polar bear boy like you hugging a big ball like your grey one is always a most welcomed sight.
    Thanks for sending the photos to us and thanks to Marko JUNTTIL for having taking again such a beautiful series of photos of you and your pals in the animals’ paradise RANUA https://www.visitfinland.com/de/mystay/product/ranua-zoo/33273/

    Good to see that also in your neighbourhood there are lots of funny and hadsome offsprings of your neighbours. I love the names of the parents of the still nameless musk ox calf: ‘OONA and LISAKKI’. What about “OOLI”!? or “NAKKI”!? 😉

    The little sheep is lovely as any baby animal. Its mothers content face while being caressed is ‘awwww….!’

    The PALLAS’s CAT’s aka MANUL’s face is something very special which gives an automatic smile to our faces! I believe he/she is doing a great job as substitute of ‘Agent 007 and 1/2″
    [ Sorry for the sweet little mouse but this is a wonderful video with lovely music, a gorgeous landscape, and an easy-going MANUL/ PALLAS’s CAT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF7DgKzC_ao ]

    The puppies are more than sweet.

    And what a last great shot for your present letter MARKO managed to take of you playing with your huge and heavy grey ball as it were a feather.

    Kisses to you!

  5. Terve! Our, my, MERVI’s big lovely!

    A huge polar bear boy like you hugging a big ball like your grey one is always a most welcomed sight.
    Thanks for sending the photos to us and thanks to Marko JUNTTIL for having taking again such a beautiful series of photos of you and your pals in the animals’ paradise RANUA https://www.visitfinland.com/de/mystay/product/ranua-zoo/33273/

    Good to see that also in your neighbourhood there are lots of funny and hadsome offsprings of your neighbours. I love the names of the parents of the still nameless musk ox calf: ‘OONA and LISAKKI’. What about “OOLI”!? or “NAKKI”!? 😉

    The little sheep is lovely as any baby animal. Its mothers content face while being caressed is ‘awwww….!’

    The PALLAS’s CAT’s aka MANUL’s face is something very special which gives an automatic smile to our faces! I believe he/she is doing a great job as substitute of ‘Agent 007 and 1/2″
    [ Sorry for the sweet little mouse but this is a wonderful video with lovely music, a gorgeous landscape, and an easy-going MANUL/ PALLAS’s CAT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF7DgKzC_ao ]

    The puppies are more than sweet.

    And what a last great shot for your present letter MARKO managed to take of you playing with your huge and heavy grey ball as it were a feather.

    Kisses to you!

  6. Hi, SISU,

    so nice to see you here again !

    Please, don’t be sad or annoyed with me and Quintana .. For sure, there is a beautiful Bear-Girl somewhere for you too !!!
    I’ve heard, Quintana enjoyes the beautiful habitat in France .. She swims in the light blue water there ..

    I have the transport box ..
    and I’ve even taken a look into it ..
    It is sooo small ….., but I am a brave Boy .. and I dream about that wonderful habitat in France ….

    Do you know, our niece FINJA dives in the deep pool .., but the visitors can’t see it ..
    Sad, but that side is still closed ..
    I know many interesting things about FINJA ..
    Please, take a look : https://kurier.at/chronik/wien/schoenbrunn-eisbaeren-maedchen-finja-hat-das-fischen-gelernt/400943837

    https://www .facebook.com/pages/category/Photographer/Daniel-Zupanc-Fotografie-1414782028817569/

    I wish you, your fans and friends all the best !

    Regards,

    Your friend ARON
    from Tallinn

  7. Dear Mervi and Marko
    Ranua in Summer from the comfort of my Knuphone.
    I am sure Sisu will find a suitable young Polar Bear lady.
    The Pallas cat always reminds me of Garfield- sorry Manu.
    The sheep are sweet. My father always got on well with domestic animals and we used to regularly visit show farms in Oxfordshirr.

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

  9. dear Marko, thank you for all the wonderful pictures
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing the pictures with us and for the nice text
    terve dear Sisu, how nice to see you and it is great to see how much fun you have in the water.
    I can understand that you are thinking of Quintana, but please enjoy your great time in Ranua, your keepers and your friends love you and the nature at your home is fantastic. Have a wonderful Summer time, you are looking very good and so do all the other lovely animals
    dear greetings and big paw waves
    Filomena

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