Lead articles

Sisu’s Advent greetings to his big brother Ranzo

Nov 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

30.11.2018 by Sisu (with a little help from Mervi)

Terve velipoika! Hello big brother! Mama and I thought you would be delighted to hear from us so I’ve made a little advent letter to you. Mama and I are, of course, thinking of you and hope you and Nora will have lots of snow and ice this Winter.



Sisu is not amused!

Nov 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

23.11.2018 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! I’m sorry but I must begin this newsletter telling you that I’m not amused. I’m not amused at all! The snow has vanished! This time of the year we usually have lots of snow in Ranua but this is a crazy year. I want the nice years back!!



Boris, the last of the rescued circus polar bears

Oct 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

30.10.2018 by Molly Merrow, – In English/Auf Deutsch, Translation into German by Marga Andresen Gransow

Most polar bear fans are familiar with Churchill and Vienna’s six “V” cubs: Vitus, Victoria, Victor, Vilma, Valeska and Venus. Did you know that before Vienna was even born, another cub was born in the old Rostock “Castle”? Churchill’s first son was Boris, born December 15, 1985, with Kara as the mother. – Where is Boris now?



Flocke und Rasputin 1.10-5.10.2018

Oct 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

11.10.2018 von MoniK

Die letzte Zooreise für dieses Jahr ging zu Flocke und Rasputin in Südfrankreich.

Leider hat auch die Nürnberger Lokalpresse diese Lügen-Petition verbreitet, in yellow press Manier und ohne die Erwiderung/Gegendarstellung des Tiergarten-Bürgermeisters abzudrucken.



Aleut und Gregor in September 2018 – Teil 2

Oct 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

4.10.2018 von MoniK (am 17.+18.09.2018)

Auf Facebook ist der Zoo Warschau sehr aktiv und informiert ausführlich über alles was im Zoo passiert.

So erschien am 8.Sept. ein Beitrag mit Bild von Ali und der Text war: Was träumt der Bär – wie wäre es mit neuem Spielzeug und einem Fass voll Mayonaise!



Aleut und Gregor in September 2018 – Teil 1

Sep 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

27.9.2018 von MoniK (am 15.+16.9.2018)

Dieses Jahr konnten wir das erste Mal direkt von Nürnberg nach Warschau fliegen, was schon eine enorme Zeitersparnis ist. Nur 1 Stunde und 40 Minuten und dann so schnell wie möglich in den Zoo Warschau.

Kurz nach 14Uhr sahen wir dann Gregor und Aleut und der Anblick der nun erwachsenen Bären ist einfach nur schön.



Sisu met ‘another him’!

Sep 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

13.9.2018 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Dear friends, it’s been a while since I wrote to you but now it’s time again!

The Autumn is a lovely season here in northern Finland. The leaves of the trees and the bushes are flaming in all possible colours. It’s called ‘ruska’ in Finnish.



My August visit to Aalborg Zoo: Getting close to cubs

Aug 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

20.8.2018 by Ralph, Photos by Jeanette Johnsen

Like all Polar Bears, Nuka and Qilaq are always interested in what is going on in their neighbourhood. Aalborg Zoo is fortunate to have large numbers of plate glass windows where the bears can meet you, both in the water, underwater and on land.



Sisu has invented new sporting disciplines

Aug 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Lead articles

3.8.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello! Dear friends, this time I want to present two new sporting disciplines for you. But before I do that I have some information about my future. The Finnish speakers will find the same information in the Ranua Zoo’s latest newsletter.



Sisu is worried about the heat

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

24.7.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello! Dear friends, here I come again! It’s been awfully hot again and I’m really worried about all my friends in the wild. There are forest fires threatening both the humans’ and the animals’ homes in Sweden so I’m thinking of Wilbär, Ewa and Hope in Orsa.