Copenhagen – Polar bear Inuvik and rhino baby Moloto

Aug 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

23.8.2020 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo

Playing is a very important part of the children’s learning process no matter if we’re talking abot human or animal kids. Polar bear cub Inuvik in the Copenhagen Zoo is very active playing with everything she can find.


This time it was a big ball attached to a broad and thick ribbon.


Hiding toys seems to be quite fun …..


… and finding it again is even more fun! ­čÖé




Our rhino baby Moloto is 6 weeks old and he’s getting more and more brave and curious. He has been introduced to the rhino herd in the zoo and everything went well. Of course, the mama rhino made sure Moloto was close to her all the time. She didn’t hesitate to chase away a young rhino that was getting too close to her baby.


Moloto got the name after an area in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. For more than 25 years the zoo has been working with the programme of saving the species and trying to prevent the poachers from the illegal hunting of these precious animals.


Because the rhinos are such big animals it’s important to establish a bond between the keepers and the animals. The ‘training’ starts when the rhino is still a baby.

The morning routine for Moloto is to be caressed by a keeper and the baby boy just loves it. He especially likes to be tickled behind the ears.


When there’s a trust between the keepers and the animal it’s easier to make for example medical examinations. Many animals are treated with snacks during such examinations but for rhinos even gentle strokes work fine.


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  1. INUVIK ist eine goldige Maus (herrliches Video – AUSSI-DOG-TOYs scheinen immer noch ein ‘Renner’ bei Eisb├Ąren und ihren Pflegern und Freunden zu sein!).

    Gut, dass dem s├╝├čen Rhino-Nachwuchs bei der Namensvergabe das “W” am Schluss erspart wurde.
    Andererseits sehen wir Zoobesucher ja nur zuuu gerne ‘Mrs oder Mr Dynamites’ beim wilden und/oder hingebungsvoklen Spielenzu, nicht!? ;-))))

    Zuu niedlich ist das Rhino-Video wie das Kleine immer hinter und zwischen den Gro├čen herhoppelt!

    Thank you very much, dear Mervi, for finding and sharing all this ­čÖé

  2. Thank you for this article about two cute babies.
    Inuvik reminds me that this time last year I was able to watch Imaq playing like that.

  3. Liebe Mervi,

    verstecken und wiederfinden sind beliebte Spiele bei menschlichen und tierischen Kindern. Wenn man sich dann damit auch noch “verkleiden” kann, ist die Spielvariante perfekt!

    Das kleine Rhino ist nat├╝rlich allerliebst und erh├Ąlt f├╝r die Laufk├╝r die Bestnote. Bei Rhinos, egal ob gro├č oder klein, wirkt der Lauf trotz ihrer K├Ârperf├╝lle immer sehr elegant. Die Mutter h├Ąlt die Tanten auf geb├╝hrenden Abstand und wird auch wissen, warum das n├Âtig ist. Vielleicht ist die Neugier der Verwandtschaft manchmal etwas zu ungest├╝m?

    Danke f├╝r die sch├Âne Unterhaltung aus Copenhagen!

  4. Dear Mervi!
    To watch playing animals especially young ones – what more could a visitor in a zoo want.
    Inuvik is as cute, frisky and playful as many other polar bear cubs we┬┤ve got to know. I wish her a happy and healthy long life.
    The baby rhino is for sure a charming and adorable little guy. I┬┤m a little envious of the keepers that they are allowed to stroke and cuddle him…
    Thank you for these sweet impressions!


  5. Dear Mervi!
    Inuvik is cute. She likes the balls as the other polar bear kids.
    Moloto us a wonderful kid too.

  6. Liebe Mervi,
    die Eisb├Ąrchen sind jetzt schon kleine Teenies und spielen auch viel wilder.
    So ein kleines H├Ârnchen ist immer allerliebst und zum knuddeln.
    Danke f├╝rs Zeigen und liebe Gr├╝├če
    Moni K

  7. Dear Mervi

    Nice to read again something about this zoo and its inhabitants.
    The little bear is super cute and has a lot of energy.
    But the little rhinoceros child is also very cute. How it runs beside mummy is simply delightful!

    Warm greetings,

  8. Danke fuer diesen lustigen Bericht aus Copenhagen. Die Baerchen und das Hoernchen sind echt suesss!

    Alles Liebe, Erika

  9. Thanks for showing dear Mervi ! Charming pictures.
    Hugs Inge

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