Happy new polar bear year!

Dec 30th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

31.12.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova, Arkadi Laptenko and Oksana Kalinina

Brrrr! It’s been really cold in Novosibirsk. The lowest temperature has been -40 Celsius! I’m sure the polar bears don’t mind but it must be challenging for all the zoo visitors. However, the people are used to the extremely cold Winters so maybe it’s not so bad for them either.

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Is it too cold for the visitors? Maybe Anna, Arkadi and Oksana will come anyway ….

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It’s been snowing, too, in Novosibirsk and the polar bear family is admiring the white surroundings.

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Mom, where do the snow flakes come from? Is there an airplane pilot throwing them down?

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Well, that’s a very good question …. hmm, I must consult your father about this matter.

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Papa is napping now but I’ll ask him later.

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Papa Kai is visiting the Napland. The snow makes a nice pillow and a warm blanket – at least for a polar bear. ­čÖé

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Finally snow and ice!

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Gerda, Shauna and Nordi having quality time together.

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A nap every now and then is needed even during the white season. Isn’t this sweet!

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It looks like Nordi is using his polarphone …. ­čÖé

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Soon this year will be over and we can look forward to a new year.

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Nordi is wondering what the year 2021 will be like. Well, que sera, sera!

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Even Shauna seems to have same kind of thoughts …. or is she just meditating?

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I don’t meditate – I think BIG thoughts!!

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Shauna is gliding into the new year. Guten Rutsch!

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Snow is a good soft pillow but even a plastic barrel is very useful and comfortable. Kai seems to be quite satisfied.

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Another nice nap while waiting for the new year to make it’s entry.

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Although the year 2020 wasn’t a very good year for the two legged creatures we polar bears in the Novosibirsk Zoo can’t complain.

Bye-bye old man 2020 – Welcome baby 2021!

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Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi wish you all a very happy new polar bear year!

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Knuti’s Weekly joins the polar bear family and wishes all the readers and reporters/photographers a very happy new year!




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  1. Dear Mervi, Anna, Oksana and Arkadij
    May I be the first to wish you a safe and happy 2021.
    It is wonderful to see the Polar Bear family nestling in the snow.
    Gerdi, Nordi, Shauna and Kai have made 2020 a lot more bearable.

  2. Dear Anna, Arkadi and Oksana
    Dear Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi

    Thank you all for having so much joy and perseverance even at minus 40.
    I wish you all a happy new year!

    Hugs,
    Anita

  3. That’s what one can call a ‘real winter-wonderland’! Beautiful and winter-appropriate photo
    to start the last day of the year 2020.

    Best reagards and thanks to to the natural white beauties (no need to pose! they always look great
    by their natural Russian beauty!) and to their frequent visitors and home-photographers Anna Novikova,
    Arkadi Laptenko and Oksana Kalinina!

    And you have found sweet captions again, dear Mervi.

    To watch and read all this was a most pleasant late start of my last 2020-day.

  4. To MERVI

    Just realized this most cute photo/collage in the right hand upper side of the actual ‘KWM cover page’.
    It is soooo cuuuute! Thank you so much.

    Stupid question: Is this Cute-KNUT?

  5. Dear Dumba,

    Yes, it’s Cute-Knut.

  6. ICH W├ťNSCHE ALLEN MACHERN UND
    LESERN VON KWM EIN GUTES NEUES
    JAHR – ES KANN JA EIGENTLICH NUR
    BESSER WERDEN, ALS DAS ALTE !!!

  7. Dear Arkadij, Anna, Oksana and Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the bears in the snow.
    I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  8. Ich schlie├če mich gerne an, und w├╝nsche Mervi, Vesa und allen anderen “Akteuren” und stillen Lesern , sowie all unseren wei├čen Freunden einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr, das hoffentlich besser wird als das alte es war.

    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Monika

  9. Dear Anna, Oksana, Arkadij and Mervi!
    Thank you for these icy pictures from the winter wonderland!
    I’m happy for the polar bears in Novosibirsk that winter is just their way and that they are enjoying it to the fullest. When I read how cold it is there, I started to freeze…. If I have my way, Father Frost can have his way in Siberia and be a bit milder here.
    I would like to join the good wishes and wish everyone a happy and healthy! New Year.

    Hugs
    Anke

  10. So beautiful white fluffies! Happy new year to all!

    Hugs, Erika

  11. Allen hier die besten W├╝nsche f├╝r das Neue Jahr,besonders auch dieser liebenswerten Eisb├Ąrchenfamilie!

    Liebe Gr├╝├če von Brigitte.

  12. dear Mervi, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us,your collages are lovely
    dear Anna, dear Arkadi and dear Oksana,
    it is great to have such good friends like you who make often wonderful pictures
    I am glad the dear Polarbear family from Novosibirsk is in a good mood, now in the nice Wintertime all looks so cosy and the bears can enjoy the snow, have all a good time
    dear greetings and big paw waves
    Filomena

  13. Thank you very much dear Mervi, Anna, Arkadij and Oksana.
    Best wishes to Kai, Gerda, Shauna and Nordi.

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