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YWP – Muddy polar bear quartet

Jan 17th, 2021 | By | Category: Featured articles

17.1.2021 – Photos by Sheila Baker It’s morning but Nobby is still very sleepy. Or is this his austrich imitation? Oh bear, am I tired!!! Hamish wanted to cheer up his friend. Come on, Nobby! Time to rise and shine! OK, just let me do my morning stretching first. Now we’re ready for this day! […]



Orsa – Ewa’s and Wilbär’s cubbie is doing fine!

Jan 1st, 2021 | By | Category: Featured articles

1.1.2021 – Source: Orsa Predator Center On the New Year’s Eve the polar bear baby was one month old – or rather young. The first critical weeks have now passed and we can take a little sigh of relief although we know that unexpected things can still happen, Pernilla Thalin says. However, we are optimistic! […]



Sisu is a stubborn Finn and keeps his fur white

Dec 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

30.12.2020 – Photos by Sheila Baker Good morning to you, Sisu! How are you doing? Your breath smells good anyway! Hamish, come and look what I found. I wonder how I can break this thingie! Wow! What an impressive boomsie you have! But might one suggest you’ll have a bath? Hamish is looking for Luka […]



Kissamaiset onnittelut Vesalle! – Catlike birthday greetings to Vesa

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

22.12.2020 by Mimmi and Nalle Dear Daddy Vesa! We have the great pleasure of wishing you a very happy birthday. This year is very different from all the other years but it doesn’t prevent us to celebrate you! Because you come from northern Finland we understand you want to have a white Christmas. Well, it’s […]



Nostalgie from 2015 – Fiete’s Season’s Greetings / Fietes Weihnachtsgrüße

Dec 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

20.12.2020 by Mervi (English / Deutsch) – Original photos by Gisela H, Translation by Doro The days before Christmas are always very busy. Even though we’ve decided not to make too much fuss about it we just get carried away. Even our little friend Fiete is feeling a bit tired after all preparations for the […]



Yorkshire Wildlife Park – When Sisu met Hamish

Dec 19th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

19.12.2020 – Photos by Sheila Baker On the 13th of December Sisu arrived in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) after a long journey from Ranua in Finland. After some rest he was introduced to Hamish and they immediately became friends! I’m so glad Sisu already seems to have a bosom friend in YWP. 🙂 Hamish […]



Sisu has moved from Ranua

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

15.12.2020 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park Today the Ranua Wildlife Park announced that Sisu has moved to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster, England. The move was recommended by the coordinator of EAZA. Sisu started his journey on the 10th of December by car and then by ferry to England. He arrived in YWP on […]



Ewa and Wilbär are parents now!

Dec 9th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

9.12.2020 – Source: Press release from Orsa Predator Center, Photos by Mervi It’s been a long waiting but now there’s a newborn polar bear cub in Orsa! On Thursday the 3rd of December the keepers heard screaming from Ewa’s den and realized that the ‘miracle’ had happened! Ewa and Wilbär in the Winter time – […]



Snow Lily’s 36th birthday

Dec 7th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

8.12.2020 by Molly Merrow, Photos by Michelle Rippey Reaching the age of 36 is a rare thing for polar bears, and is a cause for a big celebration. Snow Lily of the Milwaukee County Zoo had just such a party on Saturday, her actual birthday. She had another party a few weeks ago, a kind […]



Novosibirsk – Kai was celebrated on his birthday

Dec 2nd, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

2.12.2020 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko The 27th of November is a VID (Very Important Day) – it’s my birthday. I wonder if the keepers have remembered this special day … Oh yes, they have remembered!! WOW! Is that all for me? Oh yes, it was all for the birthday bear Kai! There’s a yammy […]