Lead articles

Sisu’s and Quintana’s first Advent

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

1.12.2017 by Mervi

A day before the first Advent there were lots of activities going on in Ranua. Sisu and Venus were making sure everything was ready for their special guests – Giovanna and Quintana who were due to come next day.



Sisu’s Winter Wonderland

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

21.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello, friends! Oh bear, we certainly have a real Winter Wonderland here in Ranua! After the photos in this report were taken it has been snowing heavily and we’ve got no less than 30 centimeters more snow! How about that!!



Now the ice carries Sisu’s weight!

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! In my last report I told you we have snow and thin ice. Now I’m glad to inform you that the ice is – in most parts – thick enough to carry my weight! Oh bear, that’s so wonderful!

Follow me and I show you what I can do on the ice.



Some news about Vienna

Nov 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

9.11.2017 – Posted by Florence Perraux, Zoo de La Palmyre

Vienna is fine. She still spends lots of time in her water moat, enjoying swimming and colder temperatures.

Our male Moni has just turned 31 and because of health issues due to his respectable age, our vet decided not to move him to the enclosure currently occupied by Vienna as it is usually the case at this time of the year.



Salutations de la grand-mère Vienna!

Jun 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

29.6.2017 – Source: La Palmyre Zoo, Photos: Florence Perroux

Today Nalle has lent his leading place to his grandmother Vienna!

Vienna is doing great! She spends a lot of time in her water moat where she enjoys swimming and diving for catching enrichment treats.



Gentle bear Yoghi in our loving memory

Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.4.2017 – by Mervi, Photos by Anita

This Easter should have been a joyful Easter in Hellabrunn with many visitors who wanted to meet Giovanna’s and Yoghi’s lovely daughter Quintana. The happy expectations turned into deepest mourning when our dear Yoghi had to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

The sad news chocked us all. It all happened so suddenly ….. it’s still hard to believe our dear bear is gone.



Trauer in Hellabrunn

Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

14.4.2017 – Quelle: Pressemitteilung von Tierpark Hellabrunn

Am Gründonnerstag, den 13. April, ist überraschend Eisbärenmann Yoghi verstorben.

Am vergangenen Wochenende wurde bei dem siebzehnjährigen Eisbären eine stark blutende Wunde bemerkt. Diese konnte von den Hellabrunner Tierärzten durch eine Notfalloperation gestoppt werden. Die in diesem Zuge abgenommenen Blutwerte wiesen unter anderem auf eine schwere Nierenerkrankung hin.



Goodbye, baby bear Fritz!

Mar 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

7.3.2017 – Quelle: Pressemitteilung von Tierpark Berlin, A few words by Mervi

Am Montagabend erlag der kleine Eisbär Fritz seiner Leberentzündung. In der Tierklinik des Tierparks überwachten Tierarzt Dr. Andreas Pauly und Tierpflegerin Jeane Falkenberg den erkrankten Eisbären. Gegen 19.30 Uhr wurde sein Atem unregelmäßig. Fritz bekam daraufhin eine Atemstimmulans. Auch eine Herzdruckmassage und Sauerstoff halfen nicht, sodass der kleine Eisbär gegen 20 Uhr verstarb.



9 years with Knutitours – It started with a love affair

Jan 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

25.1.2017 by Mervi, Translation by/Übersetzung von Bärgit

Yes, it all started with a love affair. I guess I don’t have to tell you more about it …. Nine years is a respectable age for a blog and, naturally, I’m both proud and happy about our long journey together.

Even though our beloved Knut isn’t with us anymore he’s still our guiding star. That’s why this magazine will never change it’s name and that’s why Knutitours will always – as long as it exists – be Knutitours.



Silent Night / Stille Nacht

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Lead articles

24.12.2016 by Ralph (English / Deutsch), Collages by Mervi, Übersetzung von Bärgit
UPDATED WITH A VIDEO von Doro 27.12.2016

In the dens behind the rockface in the Tierpark in East Berlin all was still, except for the gentle breathing of three Polar Bears. The silence was broken by the squeal of new life. This was followed soon after by the squeal of a second baby, no larger than a human hand.

Human ears would not have been able to follow the conversation that followed.