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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 […]

New works of art by Juuso, the painting bear

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

30.9.2016 – Source: Kuusamo Predator Center Juuso hasn’t let the grass grow under his paws during the Summer. Oh no, he’s been busy creating new pieces of art. The interest for Juuso’s paintings has really exceeded all expectations. People from all over the world are willing to buy his works of art. The bear artist in […]

Glok watched over his beardom

Sep 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Scania Animal Park

26.9.2016 by Mervi and Vesa
We had been waiting for a suitable ‘zoo weather’ and on the 22nd of September the heat wawe was over and we could visit the Scania Animal Park and meet the bears and even other fourlegged friends again.

Before the frost comes ….

Sep 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Ranua

11.9.2016 – Photos: Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Although there have already been frosty nights in Ranua the days are still rather warm. However, they’re getting shorter and shorter. The autumn leaves are glowing in the sun and make the landscape look fantastic.

Fishy treats to the bears

Aug 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Orsa

21.8.2016 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
When we visited Orsa in June we met only one lynx but later we found out that a lynx baby was born in May. It was, of course, too small at the time so the visitors couldn’t see it ….