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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.



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.



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.



Trauer in Hellabrunn

Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead articles

14.4.2017 – Quelle: Pressemitteilung von Tierpark Hellabrunn

Am Gründonnerstag, den 13. April, ist überraschend Eisbärenmann Yoghi verstorben.

Am vergangenen Wochenende wurde bei dem siebzehnjährigen Eisbären eine stark blutende Wunde bemerkt. Diese konnte von den Hellabrunner Tierärzten durch eine Notfalloperation gestoppt werden. Die in diesem Zuge abgenommenen Blutwerte wiesen unter anderem auf eine schwere Nierenerkrankung hin.



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.



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.