News and reports from Scandinavia

Nalle loves snow gliding

Apr 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

12.4.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Hello dear readers! It’s me again and I can tell you I’m doing better than fine! A couple of days ago we had a blizzard here in Ranua and got 25 centimeters new snow! Mama, papa and I are very amused!



White cuteness in Ranua

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

3.4.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Hello dear readers! It’s me – your ‘Nalle’ again! Have you missed me? I have a lot to tell you even this time. Maybe you remember my mama made me take a nap but now I’m fully awake – and I mean FULLY awake!



Napping is necessary but oh bear, so boring!

Mar 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

28.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

In the previous episode Venus tried to make her son take a little nap. Maybe she needed that herself, too, because ‘Nalle’ certainly keeps her busy. Let’s see if she was succesful with this mission almost impossible! 🙂



Little ‘Nalle’ entertains mama Venus

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

26.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

In Ranua Venus and her baby boy are having bundles of fun together. The cubbie seems to have as much energy as a power plant. Venus doesn’t mind – she’s happy about her lively lovely son.

What could be a better way to start a day than diving in a deep snow heap? Nothing, if you ask polar bear lady Venus and her son!



Jemma and Malla declared the Spring season opened!

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

22.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
It’s already a tradition in Knuti’s Weekly that the brown bears in Ranua announce: the Spring is here! Malla and Jemma began their hibernation 5 months ago.



Venus baby boy melts every heart but luckily not the snow!

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

21.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

The Spring in northern Finland is a bit whiter than it is in many other parts of the world – whiter in every sense of the word! There are at least two sweeties in Ranua who would like the snow stay as long time as possible! Can you guess who they are?

Yes, your guess was right! Venus and her baby boy are having a wonderful time frolicking in the white stuff.



Venus taught her son how to dive in the snow

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

15.3.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

As I promised earlier today there are now new fantastic photos from Ranua. You’ll find the previous report under the column ‘Ranua’.

Of course, the photos talked to me again – they usually do ….

Hello! I’m Venus and I proudly present my son to you. He hasn’t got a name yet so let’s call him Nalle (teddybear in Finnish) until he will have a ‘proper’ name.



Snow flakes welcomed Venus’ baby boy in Ranua

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

15.3.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park

What a wonderful day this is! Venus has presented her little boy to the visitors and the media. It was snowing heavily in Ranua today so the weather was the best possible for our white, fluffy friends.



Venus baby is a boy!

Mar 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

13.3.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park, Photos by Marko Junttila
So far Venus has taken care of her baby in the den but on Wednesday (15th of March) the door of the den will be opened so Venus can come out and present her son to the media and the visitors. However, it’s up to mama if this will happen!



Venus still lets us wait …..

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

2.3.2017 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park
Venus and her baby are still enjoying the warmth in their den. I guess she thinks it’s still too cold outside and doesn’t want to take any risks. However, I believe we can slowly start the countdown ….