Ralph’s reports

My first day in Aalborg Zoo: Wednesday 5 June Part 1

Jul 19th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

19.7.2019 by Ralph Morton
The train from Copenhagen and a bus link had been very full but I still arrived with plenty of time to check into my hotel and get some food before getting to the Zoo. I even managed to see the Polar Bears from the road!



Copenhagen in June 2019: Polar Bears and other animals

Jul 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

15.7.2019 by Ralph Morton
On Saturday I was very fortunate that Inge came to see me to show me her home zoo. I wish I had had more time to spend with her, but my flight home was in the afternoon rather than the evening.



Copenhagen Zoo in June 2019 Part 5 – Hunting is thirsty work for Imaq

Jul 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

10.7.2019 by Ralph Morton
Now and again Imaq decided to play with the imitation ice sheet floating in the pool. However, she soon lost interest in it, as she realised it was not very tasty.



Copenhagen Zoo in June 2019 Part 4 – Food, Glorious Food!

Jul 4th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

4.7.2019 by Ralph Morton
Imaq has learnt that Lynn makes sure she gets her share of any food that arrives in the enclosure. Imaq also knows that Lynn can provide a very nourishing meal and makes her wishes known.



Copenhagen Zoo in June 2019 Part 3: Trees, Balls and Polar Bears

Jun 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

28.6.2019 by Ralph Morton
A large tree branch in the water provided Lynn with another opportunity to teach Imaq that she would have to challenge another Polar Bear to anything she wanted for herself.



Copenhagen Zoo in June 2019 Part 2: Teaching Imaq

Jun 24th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

24.6.2019 by Ralph Morton
There is now deep water in the enclosure and it was soon clear that Lynn used it to teach Imaq some lessons. Both bears dived into the water again and again.



Copenhagen in June 2019 Part 1 – Imaq has grown

Jun 18th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

18.6.2019 by Ralph Morton
I had not expected to be back in Copenhagen Zoo so soon after my visit in March, but a meeting with friends in Aalborg Zoo to say goodbye to Nuka and Quillak was too good to miss, so I repeated my route by flying to Copenhagen first.



Zoom Gelsenkirchen – My visit in April 2019

Jun 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

3.6.2019 by Ralph Morton
I spent a morning in the Alaska world at Zoom Gelsenkirchen in April on the way to meet a friend in Dusseldorf. The tram stop has a series of animals from Zoom, including a Polar Bear, on its glass shelters.



Wuppertal 30th of April 2019

May 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

25.5.2019 by Ralph Morton
My final day in Germany was spent with the two Polar Bears in Wuppertal Zoo. The Zoo opened at 0830, so I made sure to catch an early train from Dusseldorf and arrived at the Zoo’s railway station in plenty of time.



Yorkshire Wildlife Park(YWP): Caring for Victor and some other residents

May 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

21.5.2019 by Ralph Morton
Most of my time on Monday 1 April was spent at Project Polar, but I always try to walk round the Park and visit other residents. Many of them are too difficult to photograph, like the brown bears who were inside their den.