News and reports from Scandinavia

A rhino baby born in Copenhagen! UPDATED with a video!

Oct 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

16.10.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
About 10 o’clock this morning rhino lady Minna gave birth to a baby. Everything went well and the mother and her baby are doing fine. They need now peace and quiet so the baby can get up properly and start suckling.



Papa’s tail is a lion cub’s favourite toy!

Oct 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

12.10.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
It’s morning again and the lion cubs in the Copenhagen Zoo are wondering what they would do during this day. However, they are innovative little rascals so it didn’t take a long time until they were busy playing.



Sisulla on sisua! – Sisu has ‘sisu’!

Oct 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

3.10.2017 by Mervi, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terveisiä Ranualta! Sisu-poikahan se täällä taas kirjoittelee. No, Mervi auttoi minua vähän. Minun tassuni ovat vähän liian suuret naputtelemaan tekstiä.

Greetings from Ranua! It’s me – your Sisu boy writing again. Well, I did it with a little help from Mervi because it’s not easy to type with my big paws.



Baby elephant Plaisak – Brown bears’ sweet reunion

Sep 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

21.9.2017 – Source: Copenhagen ZooThe elephant baby Plaisak is still a bit glumpsy but it doesn’t prevent him from being very curious. The heavy raining made the ground quite muddy and slippery but luckily mama was nearby.



News of Sulo and Juuso

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

12.9.2017 – Source: The Kuusamo Predator Center
Sulo Karjalainen – now 76 years old! – and his beloved brown bear Juuso will stay as a statue in the town square in Kuusamo. The statue will be revealed during the next Summer.



I have a name now! / Nyt minulla on nimi!

Sep 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

4.9.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Hello! I have great news for you – I have an official name now! I have waited for a long time but today it was revealed!

Terve! Minulla on suuri uutinen teille – minulla on nyt virallisesti nimi! Olenkin odottanut pitkään mutta tänään nimi julistettiin!



Manasse Im Memoriam

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

30.8.2017 by Mervi, Photos: Marko Junttila, Vesa & Mervi Yesterday we received the sad news from Ranua – our gorgeous Manasse has left us. I’m incredibly sad so it’s difficult to find any words but I wanted to make my tribute to a beloved polar bear friend. Vesa and I had the great pleasure – and […]



Goodbye, Manasse

Aug 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

29.8.2017 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park The male polar bear Manasse in the Ranua Wildlife Park has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. During the Summer Manasse began to suffer from stomach pains and in spite of the medication there was no improvement in his health situation. Even walking was getting very difficult for the bear. […]



Chatting with brown bears Ester and Glok

Aug 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Scania Animal Park

28.8.2017 by Mervi & Vesa After meeting many other animal friends in the Scania Animal Park we took a little break in the Bear Mountain Café and enjoyed a hotdog and a coke. We both want to compliment the café for their delicious bread. Usually the hotdog bread tastes like an old paper. Well, we haven’t […]



Breakfast time in the Scania Animal Park

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Scania Animal Park

25.8.2017 by Mervi & Vesa On the 23rd of August we thought it was time to visit the Scania Animal Park again. We started early so we were among the very first visitors in the park. Just like in any other zoo/animal park the morning hours are the best – we could have the whole […]