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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’!



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.



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.