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Shilka and Hochan are taking a time-out

Apr 11th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

11.4.2021 – Photos by Ursus Maritimus Polarbearologist
From the 1st of April, Shilka and Hochan, the polar bear mama and her baby girl in the Tennoji Zoo, haven’t been visible to the visitors. The photos in this article were taken before the ‘time-out’.



Tennoji Zoo – Shilka and her baby girl Hochan

Mar 25th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

26.3.2021 – Photos by Ursus Maritimus Polarbearologist
We’ve been able to follow the polar bear couple Gerda and Kai in the Novosibirsk Zoo in this magazine. Now I have the great pleasure to present their daughter Shilka and their adorable granddaughter Hochan!



Welcome to Ranua, Nord!

Feb 24th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

24.2.2021 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

The female polar bear Venus has been the only polar bear in the Ranua Wildlife Park since her son Sisu moved to Doncaster. Soon she will have a male companion because the 15 years old male Nord came to Ranua on the 22nd of February.



Wien: Finja und ihr Lieblingsspielzeug

Feb 16th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

16.2.2021 von Jola Belik

Für die Eisbären, insbesondere für Nora, war die Wiedereröffnung nach 97 Tagen ein tolles Enrichment, Ranzo schmachtet weiterhin Richtung Nora und Finja hat ein neues Lieblingsspielzeug.



It’s Twins for Suka and Nuka in Detroit

Jan 30th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

30.1.2021 by Molly Merrow

The only cubs (that we know of) born in a US zoo this year have been announced. Eight year old Suka of the Detroit Zoo gave birth on November 17, so the cubs are well over two months old already, and both are doing well. The father is 16 year old Nuka.



Qannik’s birthday story

Jan 11th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

12.1.2021 by Molly Merrrow

Louisville Zoo keepers put together a colorful and fun donut-themed party to celebrate wildborn polar bear Qannik’s tenth birthday on January 9, the day before her official assigned birthday of January 10.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dec 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

24.12.2020 by Mervi, Dedicated to the memory of Teddybärenmutti

Although the year 2020 began with very sad news and continued with the awful pandemi we will try to enjoy the bright lights of Christmas. Let’s hope the next year will be a better year for us all!



Happy Advent time wishes from our white fluffy friends!

Nov 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

29.11.2020 by Mervi

This is a very ‘strange’ year and even the Advent time will be different from what we are used to. Whatever the corona situation is it can’t prevent us from enjoying this time of the year! Because our polar bear friends love snow I thought the ‘snowman theme’ would be suitable for this Advent Special.



A visit with the Columbus cub Kulu

Nov 9th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

9.11.2020 by Molly Merrow

I visited Kulu at the Columbus Zoo on a beautiful sunny Sunday, very windy but the bears don’t care about that. I am happy to bring you this report of the only polar bear cub in a U.S. Zoo this year.



Vienna – Finja is a big girl now!

Oct 28th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

28.10.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

The ice princess Finja in the Tiergarten Schönbrunn is growing fast. Now she weights respectable 100 kilos so she’s not so little anymore. She visits mama Nora’s milkbar 1-2 times a day but otherwise she eats big portions of fish, meat, fruit and vegetables.