Teddybärenmutti’s column

Visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) Doncaster on Tuesday 5 June: Morning

Jun 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

24.6.2018 by Ralph
With the very changeable weather that we are having at the moment, I decided on Monday that the weather on Tuesday was going to be as good as any day this month.

Snow Born: A Polar Bear Story

Jun 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

20.6.2018 by Ralph
I thought that KWM readers would enjoy this story board series which accompanies the path to Victoria and Hamish at Highland Wildlife Park.

Highland Wildlife Park May 2018: Arktos and Walker

Jun 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

11.6.2018 by Ralph, Photos even by Molly Merrow
Walker and Arktos share a holding pen at the bottom of a slope. It was originally built to house Mercedes, the sole bear living in Edinburgh Zoo.

Hamish and Victoria in Highland Wildlife Park, May 2018

Jun 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.6.2018 – Pictures by Molly Merrow, text by Ralph
Hamish at five months is a self-confident little bear, who is very curious about everything that goes on inside his large enclosure. HWP have given him a whole real tundra landscape to explore.

My first visit to Scotland

May 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

30.5.2018 by Ralph
On Friday 18 May I set off for London from Oxford in the evening using the one of the two excellent bus services. I arrived in Victoria in London in plenty of time to have an evening meal.

Zoom Gelsenkirchen: Bill, Ella and other animals

May 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

10.5.2018 by Ralph
Like all male Polar Bears, Bill is not finding it easy to be separated from his mate. However, he is able to communicate with her through a connecting wall between the two enclosures.

Zoom Gelsenkirchen – Lara, Nanook and Antonia

May 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

7.5.2018 by Ralph
On Monday after a comfortable train journey and finding a city centre Ibis Hotel I arrived at Zoom Gelsenkirchen. I decided to buy a Dauerkarte straight away as I wanted to come back to Gelsenkirchen at least two more times this year.

Tierpark Berlin Tonya and Volodya

May 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

3.5.2018 by Ralph
Tonya of course is the one in charge. Volodya has learned that he must accept this, and does so like a gentlebear. We know how badly he misses her when she is not around.

Lady Katjuscha’s Indian Summer

Apr 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

29.4.2018 by Ralph
I was fortunate enough to spend three days with Kati, in which she showed why the Zoo should have recognised her a lot earlier and given her toys and enrichment.

Doncaster – Part 2 Afternoon

Mar 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.3.2018 by Ralph It was soon afternoon and the Rangers, as the keepers are known, had to start thinking of where they want the bears to spend the night. It was Pixel and Victor’s turn to stay in Enclosure 2, which suits Victor. Nissan and Nobby are always kept away from Victor at night, for […]