Hope has been introduced to Ewa and Wilbär!

May 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

4.5.2018 – Photos and information by Johanna Berglund
First Ewa and Wilbär didn’t even notice Hope because now they had access to both big enclosures and they wanted to explore the area again. This went on quite a while until Wilbär got very interested in the young lady.

Curious Hope – hot Wilbär

Apr 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

27.4.2018 – Photos and videos by Johanna Berglund
Hope has moved even closer to Ewa and Wilbär. At first she was more interested in the new surroundings than in the bear neighbours but now she has become more curious of them.

Spring has come even to Orsa

Apr 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

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.

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.

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.

Hope is doing fine in Orsa – UPDATED 13. February

Feb 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

9.2.2018 – Source: Orsa Predator Center, Photos and video by Johanna Berglund

Hope – the daughter of Flocke and Rasputin – arrived in Orsa on the 19th of January from Antibes in southern France. She is now getting acquinted with her new home – the surroundings and her keepers. According to Johanna Berglund, a keeper in the park, Hope is delighted by all the snow in Orsa.

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.

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!

Wilbär had mercy with us!

Jun 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Orsa

11.6.2016 by Mervi and Vesa

On Wednesday morning (1st of June) we could only notice that it was going to be another very hot day. Of course, it didn’t prevent us from being very excited about a new day with bears!

This time we made sure we didn’t forget the water bottles. They were stuffed in my new ‘zoo bag’ I bought yesterday in the shop. We arrived in the park in good time so we had to wait a little before it was opened.

Wilbär knows how to stay cool in the heat!

Jun 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Orsa

6.6.2016 by Mervi and Vesa

After our visit in Rostock we started planning visiting even Orsa. We thought the end of May/the beginning of June would be a perfect time because it wouldn’t be too warm. Oh bear, were we wrong!!! When we got out of the car in front of our hotel it was like stepping into a Finnish sauna.

The hot weather lasted during the couple of days we spent in Orsa/Mora. Well, we just had to accept that the weather gods were teasing us ….