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Cranbeary’s birthday party in the Alaska Zoo

Jan 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

22.1.2020 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes Cranbeary was born on the 21st of November 2001 in Denver. In October 2018 she came to Anchorage to join the male polar bear Lyituik. Sadly Lyituik died last year so Cranbeary is now the only polar bear in the Alaska Zoo. Although Cranbeary was […]

Venus tooth problem was solved in an unique way!

Jan 21st, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

21.1.2020 – Source: the Ranua Zoo The 16 years old female polar bear Venus (Sisu’s mother) in Ranua suddenly seemed to have lost her appetite. At the same time the keepers noticed she kept scratching her chin with her paw and looked very apathetic. Something was wrong! The reason was a broken tooth which caused […]

Malik’s twins are getting more and more mobile

Jan 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Denmark

20.1.2020 – Source: The Aalborg Zoo, TVNord, Denmark, Dedicated to Ludmila
Dear Ludmila, on behalf of the readers of KWM and together with Malik and her cubs I wish you a very happy birthday.

Die Panda-Zwillinge in Berlin entwickeln sich rasant

Jan 18th, 2020 | By | Category: News from the Bear World

18.1.2020 – Quelle: Berlin Zoo
Mittlerweile bringen Meng Xiang und Meng Yuan 8500 g bzw. 8804 g auf die Waage. Die Panda-Zwillinge entwickeln sich rasant und werden von Tag zu Tag neugieriger.

Tonja: a superlative Polar Bear: December 2019

Jan 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.1.2020 by Ralph Morton
There is not room here (and the German reports have covered them) to repeat all the praise that the keepers give to Tonja at the 1100 Polar Bear talks. Let us just say she is a superlative Polar Bear and Mother.

Polar bear family life in Nuenen

Jan 15th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

15.1.2020 – Photos by Hans Muskens The darker shade of white seems to be the latest fashion for the polar bears in Nuenen. Maybe Nivi and Elva are hoping for some snow that would make their furs white and shiny …. Let’s hope they will see some snow flakes during this very ‘odd’ Winter! Even […]

All kinds of snow bears!

Jan 14th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

14.1.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova

Because so many of you missing the snow for the time being Gerda, Kai, Nordi and Shauna want to send you some white stuff from Novosibirsk!


Bears in Berlin – real and remembered: December 2019

Jan 12th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

12.1.2020 by Ralph Morton
December in Berlin is the time we remember Thomas Doerflein and Knut. It is hard to think that Knut would have been a mature 13 year old Polar Bear today. Presumably he and Tonja would have lived together either in the Zoo or the Tierpark.

In Memory of Heli Dungler – the Founder and the President of FOUR PAWS

Jan 11th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

11.1.2020 – Source: FOUR PAWS Deeply shocked and in great sadness we have to inform you that our FOUR PAWS Founder and President, Heli Dungler, died suddenly and unexpectedly on 5th January at our big cat sanctuary LIONSROCK in South Africa. His death is a terrible loss to us and fills us with great pain. […]

Flashbacks to 2019 from the Copenhagen Zoo

Jan 10th, 2020 | By | Category: Denmark

10.1.2020 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo
The dream of a polar bear cub in this zoo had finally come true and sweet Imaq was everybody’s darling. Lynn has done a great job with her daughter who is a determined young lady today!