News and reports from Scandinavia

Wilbär had a nice birthday and other news

Dec 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Orsa

10.12.2017 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
Wilbär’s 10th birthday was celebrated today with a magnificent cake and lots of gifts in Orsa. The cake was made of ‘knäckebröd’, fish, yoghurt with a water melon/coconut topping.

Touch of Frost in Ranua

Nov 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

11.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
This is how it looks like on the path leading the visitors to the polar bears. Quite suitable don’t you think? This time I don’t show you photos of polar bears but of other beautiful animals in the snow.

The rhino baby is doing fine and other news

Oct 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

29.10.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
Minna’s baby boy is establishing a contact with his keepers. The first contacts are made and the little one seeems to be quite happy meeting the keeper lady.

Hurray! The Winter has arrived in Ranua!

Oct 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

25.10.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Hello again! This time I have really exciting news for you! It’s been snowing a lot and the ground in our enclosure is covered with the white stuff! Even our pool has frozen but the ice is still too thin to carry my weight. The Winter is here! The two legged creatures are not as happy as mama and I but we don’t let it bother us! We just enjoy!

Sisu was annoyed with Venus – UPDATED with a video

Oct 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

17.10.2017 by Sisu with a little help from Mervi

Hello again, dear friends! It’s me – your pal Sisu calling from Ranua! We have no snow yet but it’s only a matter of days when the first snow flakes will fall. I’m really looking forward to feeling the soft stuff on my nose.

A rhino baby born in Copenhagen! UPDATED with a video!

Oct 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

16.10.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
About 10 o’clock this morning rhino lady Minna gave birth to a baby. Everything went well and the mother and her baby are doing fine. They need now peace and quiet so the baby can get up properly and start suckling.

Papa’s tail is a lion cub’s favourite toy!

Oct 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

12.10.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
It’s morning again and the lion cubs in the Copenhagen Zoo are wondering what they would do during this day. However, they are innovative little rascals so it didn’t take a long time until they were busy playing.

Sisulla on sisua! – Sisu has ‘sisu’!

Oct 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

3.10.2017 by Mervi, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terveisiä Ranualta! Sisu-poikahan se täällä taas kirjoittelee. No, Mervi auttoi minua vähän. Minun tassuni ovat vähän liian suuret naputtelemaan tekstiä.

Greetings from Ranua! It’s me – your Sisu boy writing again. Well, I did it with a little help from Mervi because it’s not easy to type with my big paws.

Baby elephant Plaisak – Brown bears’ sweet reunion

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

21.9.2017 – Source: Copenhagen ZooThe elephant baby Plaisak is still a bit glumpsy but it doesn’t prevent him from being very curious. The heavy raining made the ground quite muddy and slippery but luckily mama was nearby.

News of Sulo and Juuso

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

12.9.2017 – Source: The Kuusamo Predator Center
Sulo Karjalainen – now 76 years old! – and his beloved brown bear Juuso will stay as a statue in the town square in Kuusamo. The statue will be revealed during the next Summer.