Ralph’s reports

My visit in Aalborg – Close-ups and personal reflections

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

2.9.2018 by Ralph
First thing in the morning will either find the family resting after a busy night or early morning session, but sometimes they are still playing in the lower pool.

Mama Malik – The family playing in the water

Aug 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

28.8.2018 by Ralph
Like Valeska in Zoo am Meer or her mother, Victoria, in Scotland, Malik is a large and very attractive female polar bear. One of the advantages of the absence of grass and mud, is that she and her cubs are usually very clean and fluffy.

Visiting Aalborg in August 2018 – Getting to know the family

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

22.8.2018 by Ralph
My packed tuna sandwiches from England were too much for Nuka to resist. The glass facing the upper part of the lower enclosure has a large shelf where the water flows into the main pool.

Sisu’s visit to Oxford

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

10.8.2018 by Ralph and Sisu
Teddybaerenmutti and Teddybaerenvati had picked Sisu up in Ranua and decided that he would enjoy a visit to Oxford, where many TV detective shows are filmed.

Doncaster on Tuesday 5 June: Afternoon

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

3.7.2018 by Ralph
The bears are normally more relaxed in the afternoon. Victor in particular found a pleasant spot to snooze on the new enclosure on his own. Nobby always enjoys patrolling the perimeter of the second enclosure.

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.