Ralph’s reports

ZOOM Gelsenkirchen December 2019: Going Ape!

Mar 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

29.3.2020 by Ralph Morton
I was in ZOOM Gelsenkirchen in December on two rather wet days and had time to go and visit the Asia area. I had visited it before. But this time because of the cold weather, I knew that the Orangs would not be outside on their island.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen December 2019: Forest Animals

Mar 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.3.2020 by Ralph Morton
There is of course a lot else to see at ZOOM beside my favourite Polars. However, it is not always possible for me to film them on my phone.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen: Underwater Stars: Bill

Mar 10th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

10.3.2020 by Ralph Morton
The Polar Bears and Sealions have viewing glass windows at ZOOM Gelsenkirchen. Sadly, unlike Copenhagen, only the Sealions in ZOOM have a glass covered tunnel.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen in December 2019: Underwater Stars

Mar 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
The improvements made in phone cameras have allowed me to be more adventurous in my choice of photos. Sharing Alaska with the Polar Bears are a family of very active Sealions.



ZOOM Gelsenkirchen in December 2019: ANTONIA

Feb 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

29.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
I was able to spend two days in ZOOM Gelsenkirchen during my visit to Germany in early December 2019. As usual most of my time was spent in the Alaska section with the Polar Bears. My first stop is always with Antonia.



Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) on Wednesday 22 January – Part 2

Feb 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

23.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
The relationship between male Polar Bears is similar to the rules of martial arts. Trials of strength are both a competition and a means of reinforcing trust.



Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) on Wednesday 22 January – Part 1

Feb 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
At rather short notice I decided to take advantage of a break in the wet weather and head north to Doncaster by train for the day. I was lucky and both journeys were on time and comfortable.



December 2019: Tonja and Hertha playing ball

Feb 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

13.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
Hertha is growing so fast that her famous blue Hertha team ball is no longer big enough. Tonja loves showing Hertha what a Polar Bear is able to do. Like all children, Hertha would rather play with the toy than watch it!



Keeping on the Ice Sheet: Berlin December 2019

Feb 9th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

9.2.2020 by Ralph Morton
The Tierpark Berlin unlike to Zoo seems to understand that Polar Bears need a continual challenge to keep them happy and healthy. Tonja and Hertha are proof that this works.



Playing in the Ice Field: Berlin December 2019

Jan 31st, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

31.1.2020 by Ralph Morton
The artificial ice sheet in the Tierpark Berlin is a favourite with Tonja and Wolodja. The huge roll that Tonja and Hertha have been given has added a new dimension to this feature.