News and reports from Scandinavia

Jemma and Malla declared the Spring season opened!

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

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 but on Monday (20. March) they started to knock on the door of their den and expressed their desire to come out.

Snow flakes welcomed Venus’ baby boy in Ranua

Mar 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

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

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

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 ….

Venus’ cubbie is a sweet rascal

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

23.2.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park – with two videos!
Venus’ baby is now three months old and weighs approximately seven kilos. We don’t know yet if the cubbie is a girl or a boy but he/she certainly has turbo energy!

A lullaby to Venus’ baby in Ranua

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

13.2.2017 – Source: Ranua Wildlife Park with a video
When I saw the latest video of Venus and her baby I immediately thought Venus was singing a lullaby to the little bear. Well, maybe she was just hoping the baby would fall a sleep so also the mama could have a well deserved good night’s sleep.

Venus’ cub looking for the milkbar – UPDATED with a VIDEO

Feb 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

9.2.2017 – UPDATED with a video
February is usually the coldest month of the year in northern Finland. The Ranua Wildlife Park looks wonderful in the Winter dress and will most probably look like this until mid March.

Venus’ cub is 9 weeks old now

Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua

26.1.2017 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park
Venus’ baby is 9 weeks old today and doing just fine. It’s almost unbelievable to think that in a couple of months this tiny creature will be running in the snow in Ranua!

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.