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A white love story in Vienna

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

12.4.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Jutta Kirchner (Vienna) and Marko Junttila (Ranua)

Grüss Gott! Tere! Terve! This is your Sisu again but this time my newsletter isn’t about me. It’s about my big brother Ranzo and his beautiful Estonian girlfriend Nora who now live together in Vienna.



Frühling bei Flocke und Rasputin?

Mar 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

26.3.2018 von MoniK

Flocke und Rasputin im Frühling, das muß jedes Jahr sein. Die Wetteraussichten waren miserabel und als wir am 15.03 eintrafen regnete es in Strömen.

Flocke im Mutter und Kindgehege guckte kurz mal aus dem Stall, Rasputin lief in seinem wasserlosen Pool.



Sisu – your bearsonal trainer

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.3.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! Here I am again in my usual place. I’ve lent the leader to Hope and Lynn but now it’s time for me to claim the place of honour again!

In Ranua we still have Winter. Last year we had snow even in June – it remains to be seen if this Winter will last as long. Well, I’m not complaining – this is perfect for mama and me!



Lynn has arrived in Copenhagen

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

9.3.2018 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo

Early this morning the female polar bear Lynn arrived in Copenhagen from Vienna where she has lived together with the male Ranzo.

Already before noon Lynn was eagerly exploring her new home. She seemed to be very relaxed and curious.



Hope is doing fine in Orsa – UPDATED 13. February

Feb 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

9.2.2018 – Source: Orsa Predator Center, Photos and video by Johanna Berglund

Hope – the daughter of Flocke and Rasputin – arrived in Orsa on the 19th of January from Antibes in southern France. She is now getting acquinted with her new home – the surroundings and her keepers. According to Johanna Berglund, a keeper in the park, Hope is delighted by all the snow in Orsa.



10 years with Knutitours – memories from the Knuipe

Jan 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

25.1.2018 by Mervi

Unbelievable but true! Today Knutitours celebrates it’s 10th anniversary! When I started this tour I never thought I would be writing this. I never believed Knutitours would still be going strong after all these years.

There have been ups and downs during the long journey – from small mishaps to a total crash but like the bird Fenix Knutitours has always arised from the ashes.



Magic of Lapland with Sisu and his friends

Jan 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.1.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello! Servus! I know many of you would like to experience some Winter magic but it may not be possible where you live. Don’t you worry – together with my friends I have the great pleasure of bringing you some touch of frost and snow!



Sisu wishes you all a COOL NEW YEAR!

Dec 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

30.12.2017 by Sisu with a little help from his secretary Mervi, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Dear friends! The year 2017 is over but what a year it has been for me and my mama! We want to thank you all for being here with us. Our special thanks go to Marko Junttila who has taken such great photos and videos of us!



Sisu and his friends helped Santa help / Sisu und seine Freunde halfen Santa helfen

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

23.12.2017 by Mervi, (in English/auf Deutsch) Übersetzung von Bärgit When Sisu and Quintana met Santa Claus in Rovaniemi earlier this year they made some plans together. Since then Sisu has been busy carrying out the fantastic plans. In his dreams he pictured how this Christmas would be …. Als Sisu und Quintana vor kurzem Santa […]



Sisu’s Winter games with mama

Dec 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

13.12.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! I guess many of you are dreaming of a white Christmas. Here in Ranua we don’t have to dream – the Winter Wonderland is reality for us!

I hope you can find me in the snow! What luck I have my licorice coloured eyes and nose as ‘guiding stars’!