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Venus baby boy melts every heart but luckily not the snow!

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

21.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

The Spring in northern Finland is a bit whiter than it is in many other parts of the world – whiter in every sense of the word! There are at least two sweeties in Ranua who would like the snow stay as long time as possible! Can you guess who they are?

Yes, your guess was right! Venus and her baby boy are having a wonderful time frolicking in the white stuff.



Venus taught her son how to dive in the snow

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

15.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

As I promised earlier today there are now new fantastic photos from Ranua. You’ll find the previous report under the column ‘Ranua’.

Of course, the photos talked to me again – they usually do ….

Hello! I’m Venus and I proudly present my son to you. He hasn’t got a name yet so let’s call him Nalle (teddybear in Finnish) until he will have a ‘proper’ name.



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.



Miss Q took her first steps outdoors

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

24.2.2017 – Source: Tierpark Hellabrunn

Today it was time for Giovanna’s baby girl to make her entré in the tundra&taiga area in the Tierpark Hellabrunn.

The baby hasn’t got a name yet so I call her simply Miss Q.



Sesi’s baby discovered snow for the first time

Feb 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

11.2.2017 – Photo L’Alsace / Darek Szuster

The polar bear baby, born on November 7th at the zoo and botanical park of Mulhouse, discovers snow for the first time on 10 February 2017 in Mulhouse.
The parents of the cub are Sesi and Vicks and the baby is only the second polar bear born in captivity in France.



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.



Venus’ baby bear is now 8 weeks old

Jan 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

20.1.2017 – UPDATED WITH A VIDEO

Polar bear mothers only leave their baby when they need to drink. These breaks give us a possibility to see the cubbie alone. Venus’ cub is developing and growing well as you can see in the video.

What does papa Manasse now that he’s a bachelor again? Luckily there’s snow as you can see in the videos!



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.



The Power of Knut Love

Dec 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead articles

5.12.2016 by Knut’s friends

Dear Knutie pie! This day would have been your 10th birthday. You are no longer with us but your spirit is stronger than ever! You brought people throughout the world together and it’s fantastic that we still are together – thanks to you!

They say ‘great love will never die’ and now we know it really is true!



Fiete’s first Advent in Hungary

Nov 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead articles

27.11.2016 by Mervi (English / Deutsch), Übersetzung von Bärgit

Dear friends! It’s me your Fiete! Even though I have moved from Rostock to Nyíregyháza Állatpark in Hungary I haven’t forgotten you. I hope you haven’t forgotten me either ….. I’m doing just fine although I have some difficulties pronouncing the name of the zoo. 🙂 Well, I will learn ….

My new home is in the south so I guess we won’t be having much snow here but a bear can always dream!