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Snow Lilly Story

May 3rd, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

3.5.2020 – by Molly Merrow, Photos by Michelle Rippey

She’s the grand dame of American polar bears. Snow Lily of the Milwaukee County Zoo turned 35 years old in December and is the oldest polar bear in the Western Hemisphere. Snow Lily is only three weeks younger than Katjuscha of the Berlin Zoo, who is the oldest polar bear in Europe.

Nora, Finja and the yellow toy

Apr 2nd, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

2.4.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

When our friend Evi from Tallinn visited Nora and Finja she didn’t come empty handed. She brought toys to her favourite polar bears and the yellow ball is one of them.

Nora liked this kind of toys already when she was living in Tallinn so, of course, she was very happy about this gift.

Finja knows that veggies keep the vet away!

Mar 12th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

12.3.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

The Tiergarten Schönbrunn is closed until the 3rd of April due to the covid-19 pandemi.

However, Finja and her mother Nora are happily unaware of the evil virus so here they are! Servus! Tere! Terve!

FINJA steals everybody’s heart!

Mar 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

4.3.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

In the Tiergarten Schönbrunn a little ice princess called Finja is charming her keepers and all the visitors. Nora’s and Ranzo’s baby girl is doing fine and keeping herself very busy exploring the enclosure together with her mama.

Vienna: The ice princess has a name now – FINJA!

Feb 15th, 2020 | By | Category: Lead articles

Updated 27.2.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

This year the Valentine’s Day was a very special day in the Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna. Nora presented her – and Ranzo’s – baby bear to the visitors for the first time!

Knutitours celebrates it’s 12th anniversary!

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

25.1.2020 by Mervi, Collages by Annemarie, Caren, Bauz and Mervi

Today Knutitours – Knuti’s Weekly Magazine and the Knuipe – celebrates it’s 12th anniversary! It all started with a little polar bear with the name Knut. This magic bear connected people all over the world and he’s still the guiding star on our tour in the wonderful world of polar bears – and, naturally, even other animals.

Aron is happy again!

Sep 9th, 2019 | By | Category: Lead articles

9.9.2019 – Photos by Evi from Tallinn

The separation from mama Friida wasn’t easy for little Aron but now he has accepted the situation.

I visited ARON Boy on the 5th of September and brought him a little orange ball with “ears”. Oh, what a wonderful surprise it was! “My” young furry friend was very, very happy and playful.

Big Ball Business and Signs of Fall

Aug 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.8.2019 – Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello!

I have written the second chapter for my book. This time it’s about ‘BBB’ (Big Ball Business)! Oh bear, what a great book it will be! I wouldn’t be surprised if I won the Polaritzer Prize!!

Sisu is writing a book!

Aug 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Lead articles

1.8.2019 – Photos by Marko Junttila

Terve! Hello! I have some great news for you! Being a well mannered polar bear isn’t so easy so I’m writing a book. I thought a ‘Guide to Good Table Manners’ would make a good start! Most bears in my age already know how to eat their food with great elegance but my younger friends probably need some good advice.

Sisu’s thoughts in July 2019

Jul 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Lead articles

21.7.2019 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! It’s your pal Sisu calling again. This Summer started with an extremely hot weather but after the heat wave everything’s been normal. In other words it’s been rather cold and rainy – just like the Finnish Summer usually is. Well, at least it hasn’t been snowing …. 🙂