Ralph’s reports

My visit in HWP – Other animals

Nov 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.11.2018 by Ralph
Wednesday 3 October at Highland Wildlife Park (HWP) Kincraig: Although I always spend most of my time with the Polar Bears, I do appreciate and enjoy watching other animals.



My visit to HWP – Victoria and Hamish

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

10.11.2018 by Ralph
The time spent sitting on the bench on the viewing deck, out of the occasional shower, was relaxing and very special.



My visit to HWP – Arktos and Walker

Nov 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

4.11.2018 by Ralph
The keeper talk is an opportunity to see the two male Polar Bears really close up. My pictures are taken from the videos I made on my phone, so not of the best quality, but they do allow you to see how impressive, and yet how different, the two boys are.



My visit to the Highland Wildlife Park (HWP)

Nov 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

1.11.2018 by Ralph
Kincraig on Tuesday and Wednesday 2-3 October. I travelled up to London on Monday night to catch the overnight bus from Victoria Coach Station. While waiting, I decided to have an evening meal to keep me going through the night.



Back to Gelsenkirchen: Bill invents a new game

Oct 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

25.10.2018 by Ralph
During my visit to Gelsenkirchen in September, male Polar Bear Bill was on top form. He had learned that the two-legs played a game called “Pool” which involved putting various red balls down holes on a table.



My Autumn Trip to Berlin and Gelsenkirchen: BN’s photos

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

20.10.2018 by Ralph
As you may know, Bear with no Name (BN) and Star Bear (He likes to drink Staropramen Czech Beer) have taken over accompanying me on travels, and keeping an eye on security and travel arrangements.



My Autumn Trip to Gelsenkirchen: Asia World

Oct 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

17.10.2018 by Ralph
Lara and her cub, Nanook, were not at all on the Tuesday. However, all was not lost, as Bill and Antonia were able to entertain me. I also managed to visit the Asia World.



My Autumn Trip to Gelsenkirchen – Bill

Oct 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

12.10.2018 by Ralph
Bill is a large and very athletic Polar Bear, who normally spends a lot of time trying to communicate with Lara, at the wall which divides them. With Lara inside, Bill was more interested in using his enclosure.



My Autumn Trip to Gelsenkirchen: Antonia

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

6.10.2018 by Ralph
My trip to Gelsenkirchen started with a major disappointment. Because of the problem of the green stuff in the pools in the enclosures, Lara and her cub, Nanook, were only visible behind the grill in their den.



My Autumn Trip to Berlin: Tonya and co in Tierpark Berlin

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

2.10.2018 by Ralph
I was able to spend a lot of quality time just sitting on a bench in the shade watching Tonya resting or waiting for something to happen, such as some food to be delivered.