News and reports from Scandinavia

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.



Lolifantje’s little ‘mishap’

Jun 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

9.6.2017 – Source: the Copenhagen Zoo
When a baby elephant is only three weeks old it has a lot to learn about his surroundings. Today the ‘lolifantje’ in Copenhagen had a little mishap.



An orphan black bear cub rescued in Alaska

Jun 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Alaska

7.6.2017 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes, Text by Pat Lampi
The black bear cub arrived at the Alaska Zoo on May 18th and is now approximately 6 months old. They are usually born in December or January while the mother is in her semi-hibernation.



A baby elephant and 9 lion cubs!

Jun 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

1.6.2017 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo
At 04.24 on the 17th of May a baby elephant came to the world and it’s a boy! The birth went smoothly and soon the ‘lolifantje’ was standing on his feet.



Meeting the polar bear royalties in Ranua

May 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

30.5.2017 by Mervi & Vesa

When we heard the happy polar bear family news from Ranua in January we immediately decided to visit the baby bear. We wanted to wait until the roads were free of ice and snow but since the Old Man Winter retired very late this year we had to wait. However, on the 24th of May we could finally enter the zoo – even called the Wildlife Park.



The battle of a new toy in Ranua

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

22.5.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Hello again! I thought my previous report would be the last snowy report for this season but the snow hasn’t melted yet! Let’s see how it looks like on Wednesday when Mervi and Vesa will come and visit me and, of course, even other inhabitants in our zoo.

Mama and I are having lots of fun with the old snow and a new toy!



Nord had a tooth operation

May 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

10.5.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
Already upon arrival in April, the veterinarians and the keepers notices that Nord seemed to have problems with his teeth. They also saw he didn’t look comfortable while eating.



Nalle is prepared for a record season in Ranua

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

9.5.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Hello friends! It’s me – your ‘Nalle’ reporting from Ranua. We still have lots of snow but it has started to melt – very slowly. I wonder if this is the last ‘snowy report’ for this season …. First I will tell you what’s going on in my home zoo.

In Ranua a very severe disease called ‘polar bear feaver’ is flourishing. 🙂 When my brother Ranzo was born the visitor record was beaten and now the zoo is expecting even more visitors.



Hide and seek in Ranua

Apr 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

25.4.2017 by Mervi, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park, UPDATED WITH A VIDEO

Dear friends! It’s your ‘Nalle’ in Ranua again! I hope you haven’t missed me too much, hehee… We’re having a wonderful polar bear Spring here although some two legged creatures aren’t so happy about the snowing. Who cares – I’m having bundles of fun!! 🙂



The painting bear Juuso is awake!

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

24.4.2017 – Source: Kuusamo Predator Center The painting bear Juuso is awake! Early this morning Juuso – the famous painter in the Kuusamo Predator Center – came out from his den where he’s been hibernating since the beginning of last November. Sulo Karjalainen was having his breakfast when he saw Juuso coming out. Sulo immediately invited […]