News and reports from Scandinavia

The hippo baby has a name now!

Aug 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

13.8.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
The majority of the voters chosed Marico as the name of the few weeks old hippo baby. The name is after the South African Marico River.



Yksi, kaksi, kolme – One, two, three – Eins, zwei, drei

Aug 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

10.8.2017 – In English / Suomeksi – Photos/Kuvat: Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Taaskin minulla on vaikka kuinka paljon kerrottavaa. Mistähän oikein aloittaisin …. No, aloitetaan vaikka uudella mielenkiintoisella urheilulajilla.

Terve! Hello! Again I have lots and lots to tell you. Where should I start …. Well, I think I start with a new interesting sport discipline.



Nalle ja hillamarkkinat / Nalle and the Cloudberry Market

Aug 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

2.8.2017 – Photos/kuvat: Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park Collages: Mervi

Hello again! This time I have written my ‘newsletter’ in both Finnish and English. As you already know I’m a world famous polar bear boy!

Terve taas! Tällä kertaa voitte lukea ‘uutiskirjeeni’ sekä suomeksi että englanniksi. Niinkuin ehkä tiedätte olen maailmankuulu jääkarhupoika!



Baby hippos, impala ballet and polar bears’ new neighbours

Jul 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

30.7.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
While the visitors are waiting to see the newborn hippo baby in the Copenhagen Zoo they can admire the little older hippo baby Yala. She loves to walk around in the ‘savannah’ ….. You can also see the little one’s first swimming tour!



Nalle wondered if it had been snowing AGAIN!

Jul 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

26.7.2017 – Photos and video by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve taas! Hello again! Oh bear, you can’t imagine what a great surprise mama and I had this morning! When we came out we found lots of snow in our enclosure! First we thought it’s been snowing again but then we found out that the snow is a donation from the Ruka Ski Resort. Ruka has so much snow stored for the next season that they decided to bring some of it to us.



Nalle had some surprises

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

17.7.2017 – by Nalle, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! That means ‘hello’. I think it’s time for you to learn some Finnish! OK, I’ll write my article in English even this time. 🙂

One morning I had a very nice surprise waiting for me – a big mulch bed! When I was indoors a truck had brought us all lots of wonderful mulch!



Welcome to the world baby hippo!

Jul 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

9.7.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
A hippo baby was born in the morning of the 9th of July. The baby will stay indoors with the mother for a few days until it’s strong enough to come to the deep water pool.



Nalle loves water showers!

Jul 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

8.7.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Zoo

Hello again! As you’ve hopefully noticed I lent this leading place for my grandma Vienna for a few days but now I’m back!

Our park has turned green just as my mama promised. I was beginning to doubt her words but she was right. My mama is a very clever polar bear! There are lots of visitors coming to meet me and my parents – and, naturally, even all the other inhabitants in the Ranua Zoo.



A playing brown bear and other cuties

Jun 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

21.6.2017 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo
In the Summer time you can often see the male brown bear jump into his pool with a ball. This kind of playing has a very important function. The ball makes the bear use his paws just like he would use them in the wild.



High waves in Ranua

Jun 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

20.6.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Zoo

Dear friends! I have ‘lent’ the leading place of this magazine to Mervi and Vesa but now it’s time to claim my column back so I can tell you how my mum, my dad and I are doing.

First I check if there are any visitors to admire me. Oh yes, there are lots of two legged creatures with their cameras ready so here we go!