News and reports from Scandinavia

Spring has come even to Orsa

Apr 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

14.4.2018
In Orsa the Spring means sunshine and shining white snow which will most probably stay until mid May – or maybe even later. In the shadowy spots snow can be seen even in June.



SPRING IS HERE because Malla bear says so!

Mar 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua

27.3.2018 Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
This morning it was time for Malla – one of the two brown bears in Ranua – to come out of her den and say ‘Good morning Finland! Good morning world!’



Two sweet brown bear cubbies in Copenhagen

Mar 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

25.3.2018 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
Since the beginning of the new year the keepers in the Copenhagen Zoo knew there were cubs in the female brown bear’s den. Now we know two cubs were born.



Hope and Wilbär are curious

Mar 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

7.3.2018 – Photos by Johanna Berglund
It’s again my great pleasure to forward Johanna’s greetings from Orsa to you. Ever since Hope arrived in Orsa Wilbär has felt her scent. He walks to and fro along the hence behind which Hope is.



A Winter morning with Sisu and Venus

Feb 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

16.2.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Terve! Hello! Hej! It’s your Sisu calling again. I know some of you would love to have some snow. We’ve got lots and lots of the white stuff and I would be more than happy to send you a box or two.



Baby boom and new inhabitants in Orsa

Feb 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

12.2.2018 – Source: Orsa Predator Center, Photos by Johanna Berglund
There is a baby boom in Orsa Predator Center. In addition to all the births two new animals, important to the species, have moved into the park.



To dive or not to dive ….

Jan 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

18.1.2018 – Source: Aalborg Zoo
It’s obvious that Nuka and Quilak have very different kind of temperament. The photos are screen shots from the video – that’s why they are unsharp.



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.



Sisu’s Winter Wonderland

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

21.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello, friends! Oh bear, we certainly have a real Winter Wonderland here in Ranua! After the photos in this report were taken it has been snowing heavily and we’ve got no less than 30 centimeters more snow! How about that!!



Now the ice carries Sisu’s weight!

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

15.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! In my last report I told you we have snow and thin ice. Now I’m glad to inform you that the ice is – in most parts – thick enough to carry my weight! Oh bear, that’s so wonderful!

Follow me and I show you what I can do on the ice.