News and reports from Scandinavia

Venus’ cubbie is a sweet rascal

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

23.2.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park – with two videos!
Venus’ baby is now three months old and weighs approximately seven kilos. We don’t know yet if the cubbie is a girl or a boy but he/she certainly has turbo energy!

A lullaby to Venus’ baby in Ranua

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

13.2.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park with a video
When I saw the latest video of Venus and her baby I immediately thought Venus was singing a lullaby to the little bear. Well, maybe she was just hoping the baby would fall a sleep so also the mama could have a well deserved good night’s sleep.

Venus’ cub looking for the milkbar – UPDATED with a VIDEO

Feb 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

9.2.2017 – UPDATED with a video
February is usually the coldest month of the year in northern Finland. The Ranua Wildlife Park looks wonderful in the Winter dress and will most probably look like this until mid March.

Venus’ cub is 9 weeks old now

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

26.1.2017 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park
Venus’ baby is 9 weeks old today and doing just fine. It’s almost unbelievable to think that in a couple of months this tiny creature will be running in the snow in Ranua!

Winter fun in Ranua

Jan 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

20.1.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila – Dedicated to Ludmila who has birthday today
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR LUDMILA! On your birthday I want to invite you to a snowy tour in the Ranua Wildlife Park!

Hide and seek in the snow

Dec 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Ranua

25.12.2016 – Photos: Marko Junttila, the Ranua Wildlife Park
People in Ranua can enjoy a very white Christmas and there’s no doubt that even the four legged inhabitants in the zoo are happy about the fluffy stuff.

Happy Birthday, Dear Wilbärle!

Dec 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Orsa

10.12.2016 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
Today is the day when the Nobel prize winners will receive their rewards in Sweden. Knuti’s Weekly’s special Nobel prize goes to Mr Wilbär who celebrates his 9th birthday today!

The inhabitants in the Ranua Zoo welcome the Winter

Nov 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Ranua

13.11.2016 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
The first snow fell already a couple of weeks ago in Ranua so the Winter season is here! The brown bears Malla and Jemma are in the land of dreams. I wish them a nice hibernation and look forward to meeting them again in the Spring.

Arctic foxes and a newborn okapi in Copenhagen

Oct 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Copenhagen

28.10.2016 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
There are even arctic foxes now in the Copenhagen Zoo. Three beauties arrived in September and after a few weeks’ quarantine they were let out to examine their new home.

Waiting for the first snow to fall

Oct 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Ranua

5.10.2016 – Photos by Marko Junttila Last night was really cold in Ranua – the temperature was as low as – 6 C! Well, it’s already October and in northern Finland the first snow can fall any day now. The ‘migrant’ birds have headed to the south ….. …. but some species are staying. The beaver kids are […]