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Dear Fiete, Always Be a Happy Bear! / Lieber Fiete, bleib für immer ein glücklicher Bär!

Nov 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead articles

11.11.2016 by Mervi

When I was wondering how to wish ‘Gute Reise’ to Fiete I decided to call our dear bear angel to help me. I made the usual preparations for the meeting – a cup of cappuccino and a plate with croissants. It worked even this time. Many of you already know the procedure – I fell asleep and suddenly I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder ….. After our little chat I woke up and noticed the croissants were gone and there was a nice paw print in the cappuccino.

Polar bear Vilma has left us permanently

Oct 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Lead articles

Updated 3.11.2016

With a heavy heart I had to change the title of this article. Vilma died today in Aalborg after a short illness. The cause of her death is not known yet. She was found feeling sick and the vets tried to find out what was wrong with her but in the afternoon she died.

Gisela’s last photos of Vilma in Rostock are also the last photos of her in Knuti’s Weekly. We will miss the beautiful bear lady that had to leave us far too soon. What a sad day this is.

Kali & Luna at Buffalo Zoo

Jun 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead articles

25.6.2013 by Knuti-Judi – Dedicated to Dumba who’s the birthday child of today


Our drive from CT to Buffalo, NY was a pleasant one. It was a scenic route which went through verdant farmland. Lovely and relaxing. Before we knew it, we were approaching the city of Buffalo.

Giant Pandas – Chengdu Research and Breeding Base

Apr 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead articles

15.04.2013 (D/E), by caren
Seit wir wissen, dass zwei Pandabären nun im Zoo Toronto leben, warten wir mit Spannung auf Dave’s ersten Bericht. Zwei Pandabären mit den Namen ER SHUN und DA MAO werden in Canada leben; Toronto wird für die nächsten fünf Jahre ihre Heimat sein, dann ziehen die Beiden nach Calgary. Man hofft sehr, dass dieses Paar züchten wird.

2011- The year I hate to remember, the year I can never forget

Dec 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Lead articles

4.1.2012 by Mervi, Photos by Frühlingsstern, John Gomes, Sören Koch, UPDATED with a German translation by Bärgit
It’s time to summarize the year that’s gone. I don’t think I’m wrong saying that we’re all glad this awful year is over. So much sadness, so much sorrow, so much anger and bitterness….

Our Hope is gone…..

Sep 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead articles

28.9.2011 – Source: BBC Nature News
This year continues to bring us sad news: The bear “born on the internet” has been shot and killed by a hunter in Minnesota, US.
Hope was recognised internationally after her birth was filmed and broadcast live via a webcam in 2010. The black bear and her mother Lily were subjects of a study by US biologist Dr Lynn Rogers and featured in the BBC documentary The Bear Family and Me.

Knut – the Miracle of Berlin

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Lead articles, The Memory Lane

31.3.2011 by Celinne, Photos by Hartmuth, Simone R and Monika,  Collage by Betsy Knut was too gentle, too sensitive and too divine to stay in this world for too long. His mission was a bigger one than merely being a bear. There was something ethereal or other-worldly about him, a numinous quality or maybe an indefinable essence […]

Wieder vereint/Together again

Mar 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead articles, The Memory Lane

25.3.2011 von Gudrun, Cover photo by Doris Webb

Dear friends, we are in deep mourning and we all need help to cope with our grief. Our beloved Knuti has helped us before to get through difficult times and now the bear angel Knuti will do the same.

Liebe Freunde, wir stecken in tiefer Trauer und wir alle brauchen Hilfe, um mit unserem Schmerz fertigzuwerden. Unser geliebter Knuti hat uns schon immer dabei geholfen, über schwere Zeiten hinwegzukommen, und jetzt wir unser Bärenengel Knuti das auch wieder tun.


Mar 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Doris & Jessie's photos, Lead articles

19.3.2011 Dear Knut, you are now in the Rainbowland with your Papi. I don’t understand why you had to leave us soon and I never will. You brought so much happiness and brightness to our life. My heart is so heavy when I try to realize that the sad news are true. How I wish […]

The Friendship Day/Der Tag der Freundschaft

Feb 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead articles

11.2.2011 – (English/Deutsch) by Knut with a little help from Mervi, Translation into German by Bärgit

Dedicated to Doris Webb who has birthday today.

Dear friends! February 14th is the Valentine’s Day. It’s called the Friendship Day in Finland and I must say I like that. Of course, I also want to have a Valentine date but finding proper ways to reach out to the ladies that are not spoken for – believe me, it’s not easy!