Teddybärenmutti’s column

Aalborg – My first day with the white ladies

Apr 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.4.2019 by Ralph Morton
After Copenhagen, I was eager to get back to Aalborg to visit Malik and her daughters, Nuka and Qillak. I have been visiting them since 2016 and you will find reports of some of my previous visits under Ralph’s Reports.



Copenhagen – Nursing and relaxing/Time to go

Apr 14th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

14.4.2019 by Ralph Morton
On Saturday 16 March, my last day in Copenhagen Zoo, I was able to see Lynn nurse her daughter. Lynn has a calming influence, and not just on her cub! I really enjoyed the two days I spent with her.



Copenhagen – Cub defending mama/Lynn teaching her cub

Apr 11th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

11.4.2019 by Ralph Morton
My final day in Copenhagen. We now know that Lynn’s cub is a girl, but in this first feature about my Saturday visit, I think you will agree that I had a bit of a clue that she might be.



Copenhagen – The wiewing gallery

Apr 6th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.4.2019 by Ralph Morton
At the bottom of the Arctic Ring is a large viewing gallery with a plate glass wall that allows visitors to see Nord and Noel both on the surface of their enclosure but also swimming underwater again.



Copenhagen: Lynn and her cub enjoy a buffet

Apr 2nd, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

2.4.2019 by Ralph Morton
The Danes call it a “Cold Table” and on a Wintery day in Copenhagen Zoo this was perhaps a good description of the lavish feast which appeared at lunchtime on Tuesday for Lynn and her cub.



Copenhagen – The tunnel of bears

Mar 31st, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

31.3.2019 by Ralph Morton
On my first day in Denmark, Tuesday 5 March, I was lucky enough to meet Lynn and her cub, who will feature again in some more reports. The cub’s father, Nord, share a large enclosure with another, female, bear called Noel.



Copenhagen – Lynn and her cub go exploring

Mar 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

29.3.2019 by Ralph Morton
After they come out onto the enclosure, Lynn and her cub are soon exploring. Lynn keeps a close eye on her baby and shows how big and effective she is at being a Mummy Bear.



Copenhagen – First sight of Lynn and her cub

Mar 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

23.3.2019 by Ralph
On Tuesday 12 March I was able to get to the Zoo in Copenhagen by 1030. The mother/cub enclosure is behind the Arctic Ring.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen, December 2018: Nanook investigates the glass window

Jan 26th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

26.1.2019 by Ralph
One of the things I enjoy most about Polar Bears is their curiosity at new things. Nanook is no exception. A shopping bag is always a good way of occupying a Polar Bear at a glass window.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen, December 2018: Nanook of the Desert

Jan 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.1.2019 by Ralph
I love all bears, but the gentle bears from the war torn country of Syria are among my favourites. I wish more zoos would give them a home. I think Nanook must share my affection.