What a wonderful Polar Bear Day for Gerda and Kai

Mar 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

3.3.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
The International Polar Bear Day was celebrated with lots of surprises for the polar bears – both eatable gifts and toys.

Kai as a downhill glider

Feb 24th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

24.2.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
Kai was a bit bored and tried to find ways to entertain himself. When I’m writing this he and Gerda are still separated from each other.

Separated family

Feb 14th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

14.2.2021 – Photos by Anna Novikova and Oksana Kalinina
The 14th of February is the Valentine’s Day and the loving couples are supposed to be extra sweet to each other. However, Gerda and Kai must spend this day separated.

Gerda’s thoughts after the kids have left her

Feb 7th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

7.2.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
When Gerda comes out of the den it looks like she’s still waiting for Nordi and Shauna to follow her. However, she soon realizes that the kids have left.

Shauna and Nordi are now separated from Gerda

Jan 26th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

26.1.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
My Russian friends have told me that Shauna and Nordi are now separated from their mother Gerda. For the time being the twins are still in Novosibirsk but most probably they will move to another zoo.

Jack Frost is visiting Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi

Jan 18th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

19.1.2012 – Photos by Anna Novikova
The polar bear family in Novosibirsk has a most  welcome visitor –  Jack Frost who came with lots of snow and an extremely cold weather. Well, that’s exactly the kind of gifts our white giant friends love!

Father Frost came with gifts

Jan 6th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

7.1.2021 – Photos by Anna Novikova and Oksana Kalinina
Before the year 2020 came to an end the keepers in the Novosibirsk Zoo assisted Father Frost when he came to visit Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi. What great surprises there were for the polar bears!

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.

White Christmas quaranteed!

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

23.12.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova, Arkadi Laptenko and Oksana Kalinina
Even people who don’t like Winter so much are always hoping for a white Christmas. We can’t always get what we want but Gerda, Kai, Nordi and Shauna will make your Christmas as white as they can!

Polar Bear Paw Jive

Dec 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

17.12.2020 – Photos by Arkadij Laptenko
After the morning rolling in the snow Gerda is making sure the kids are presentable for the visitors. Now it’s time to make plans for the day’s activities.