Gerda’s special day

Nov 30th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

29.11.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova and Arkadij Laptenko
Gerda celebrated her 13th birthday on the 20th of November and, of course, the keepers had arranged a nice family party for the birthday bear and her kids Shauna and Nordi.

Snow, snow, snow ….

Nov 19th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

19.11.2020 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
Oh bear, it’s been snowing again during the night! How wonderfully white it is! Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi were delighted by the gift from Mother Nature.

A lesson in polarbearology – How to break a barrel

Nov 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

13.10.2020 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
The snow melted away but the polar bear family in Novosibirsk are welcoming a new day anyway! Checking each other’s furs is an important morning routine.

The first snow has fallen!

Nov 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

4.11.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova
The Summer in Novosibirsk was extremely hot so it’s no wonder the polar bear family in the zoo has been looking forward to the visit of the Old Man Winter.

White polar bears in the blue water

Oct 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

29.10.2020 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
The weather forecast has predicted snow in Novosibirsk so Gerda, Kai, Shauna and Nordi are hopefully looking forward to the falling snow flakes. Ice would be nice, too!

Masters of Balance

Oct 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

20.10.2020 – Photos by Arkadij Laptenko
As usual Gerda starts a new day making sure that her kids Nordi and Shauna are presentable and ready to meet their fans.

All kinds of enrichment for the polar bear family in Novosibirsk

Oct 11th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

11.9.2020 – Photos by Arkadij Laptenko
Gerda is a good mother and wants to teach Shauna and Nordi good manners. Keeping the fur clean is a part of the education. Just like human kids the young polar bears aren’t always so happy about the cleaning.

Bathing in water and in snow

Sep 25th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

25.9.2020 – Photos by Oksana Kalinina and Anna Novikova
A nice swimming tour in the morning is always a good start of a new day. It’s not only refreshing but it also keeps the fur white and shiny.

Waiting for snow

Sep 14th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

14.9.2020 – Photos by Arkadij Laptenko
Gerda is a wise mother and knows that a cosy morning is a quarantee for a good day! That’s why the day always begins with some tender moments with Shauna and Nordi.

Harvest time for the polar bears in Novosibirsk

Sep 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

4.9.2020 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko
The Summer is almost over and it’s time to look forward to the colourful Fall. The polar bears in Novosibirsk are, of course, even looking forward to the Winter with snow and ice.