The Memory Lane

Goodbye Olinka! Remembering a caring mother bear

Feb 11th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

12.2.2021 by Molly Merrow A patient mother, a gentle bear. Olinka is being remember with much love. She died at Rotterdam Zoo on Tuesday, February 9, following a decline in her health in the past few months. She was put under anesthesia, and it was found that she had advanced liver and kidney disease, and […]



We have lost another angel

Feb 9th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

9.2.2021 by Molly Merrow

Beautiful Anana, 20 years old, was killed today by her mate Nuka in the Detroit Zoo. Anana had been in Detroit for the past year, but had been denned up for the past few months. She and Nuka were reunited a week ago. Something went wrong, terribly wrong, on Monday, February 8, and he killed her.



Knut loved the snow

Feb 4th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.2.2021 – by Mervi, Photos by Gudrun, Monika, Marion K
Like all polar bears our Knuti loved the snow. I’m glad he had a chance to feel the white stuff under his paws several times during his short life.



Nostalgie – I wish Daddy could see me now

Jan 5th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.1.2021 – Photos by Doris and Jessie Webb, Collage by Dumba
This article was first published on the 1st of October 2009. I think it deserves to be published once more! It’s about Knut’s and Giovanna’s first date.



The legends live forever

Dec 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.12.2020 by Mervi, Collages by Doro and Dumba
Fourteen years have gone since the day Tosca gave birth to a tiny polar bear baby. Unfortunately she couldn’t take care of the cub herself but we will always be grateful for the precious gift she gave us.



Knut in November 2009

Nov 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.11.2020 – Photos and the video by Gudrun
Maybe Knut was dreaming of the Winter when Gudrun took these photos. He has a dreamy look in some of them.



Knut’s Kitchen/Knutis Küche

Oct 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.10.2020 by Mervi
July 8 was a very special day for Knuti – on that day it was officially announced that he will stay in Bärlin. All his fans were of course, in seventh heaven and Knuti himself decided to have a big party!



Knut in September 2008

Sep 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.9.2020 – Photos by Gudrun, Collage by Dumba
We all remember how Knut was walking and occasionally standing on his hind legs waiting for a keeper who would bring him food – preferably a big salmon.



Polar bear Victor is now wandering in the icefields in heaven

Aug 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

22.8.2020 – Source: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces with deep sadness today (21th of August) that Victor, the country’s oldest and most popular polar bear, has passed away. Despite the best efforts of the veterinary team who attended when 22 year old Victor was unexpectedly taken ill earlier today, Victor sadly suffered […]



Knut in August 2010

Aug 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.8.2020 – Photos by Gudrun, Collage by Dumba
Can you imagine that these photos were taken 10 years ago! Time is passing by so quickly …. although sometimes the magic time with our Knuti seems like yesterday.