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PBI’s International Polar Bear Day is February 27th!

Feb 27th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

27.2.2020 – Source: Polar Bears International, Collages by Mervi Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic—and the urgent need to take action to ensure their future. You’re invited to celebrate with us! Sea ice loss from human-caused climate warming is the single biggest threat to […]



Ein kleines Nashörnchen im Zoo Magdeburg

Feb 25th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

25.2.2020 von Monika aus Berlin Nashorn-Dame Malaika hat am 28.04.2019 erneut Nachwuchs bekommen. Es ist wieder ein Junge und heißt Malte. Morgens lag er noch dösend neben seiner Mama. Am Nachmittag zeigte er sich munter und sehr verspielt. Das ist besonders auf dem Video schön zu sehen. Zum Schluß noch ein Video von dem “kleinen” […]



Nuenen: Let’s make a toast to love and friendship!

Feb 14th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

14.2.2020 – Photos by Hans Muskens Today is the Valentine’s Day so I want to dedicate this little article for love and friendship. The animals in Nuenen show us how it’s possible to be good friends despite of which species they are or which size they have. The big elephant has found tiny feathered friends. […]



Drei Löwenbabys im Zoo Magdeburg

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

11.2.2020 von Monika aus Berlin Im Magdeburger Zoo wurden am 19.11.2019 drei kleine weißen Löwen geboren. Es sind zwei Jungs und ein Mädchen. Auch dieses Jahr kümmert sich Mama Kiara gemeinsam mit Papa Madiba rührend um ihre Kinder. Ich habe einen frühen Zug genommen, und war bereits morgens um 9.05 Uhr am Zoo, der noch […]



Greetings from Wolodja

Feb 8th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

8.2.2020 – Photos by Nel Hoekstra Hello! This is your Wolodja in the Diergaarde Blijdorp in Rotterdam. As you know I’ve become a father for the second time. I’m, of course, proud as a peacock! I also want to write HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DEAR NEL! You always take such nice photos of me! Freedom […]



Nostalgie: Danke, Lieber Papi / Thank You, Dear Daddy

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

29.1.2020 by Teddybärenmutti, Auf Deutsch / In English,  Photos by Barbara When Thomas Dörflein had left us Teddybärenmutti wrote a wonderful and touching story which I – and many others – found very comforting. We need consolation again so I wanted to publish this story again. Am Morgen 23 September 2008 -Kling, kling, kling! Knuten […]



Goodbye, dear Mirja!

Jan 28th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

28.1.2020 by Mervi, Collage by Dumba Yesterday I received very sad news from Finland. My dear friend Mirja – also known as Teddybärenmutti – is dead. I’m still chocked so it’s difficult to find words … but I try. I learnt to know Mirja via the rbb blog and later we met several times in […]



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 […]



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 […]