News and reports from Scandinavia

Spring has come even to Orsa

Apr 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Orsa

14.4.2018
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.



Malik and her daughters

Apr 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

8.4.2018 – Photos by Jeanette Johnsen It was quite a while ago we saw photos of Malik and her daughters Nuka and Quilaq but now Jeanette kindly gave me permission to show you some of her excellent photos. The girls start the day with a little stretching and cleaning the paws is also on the schedule. […]



Lynn’s first meeting with Nord

Apr 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

6.4.2018 – Source: The Copenhagen Zoo, TV2 Lorry
Polar bear Lynn came to Copenhagen from Vienna and after about a month’s quarantine it was finally time for her to meet the male Nord. There are now three polar bears in the Copenhagen Zoo.



SPRING IS HERE because Malla bear says so!

Mar 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

27.3.2018 Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
This morning it was time for Malla – one of the two brown bears in Ranua – to come out of her den and say ‘Good morning Finland! Good morning world!’



Who turned the northern lights on?

Mar 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

27.3.2018 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park Terve taas! Hello again! Here in Ranua we still have a wonderful Winter so I’ll be hunting Easter eggs under the snow. I’ve been ‘rehearsing’ with a little help of a twig. Even though my mama is a very innovative polar bear I don’t think her […]



Two sweet brown bear cubbies in Copenhagen

Mar 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

25.3.2018 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
Since the beginning of the new year the keepers in the Copenhagen Zoo knew there were cubs in the female brown bear’s den. Now we know two cubs were born.



Sisu – your bearsonal trainer

Mar 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

15.3.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! Here I am again in my usual place. I’ve lent the leader to Hope and Lynn but now it’s time for me to claim the place of honour again!

In Ranua we still have Winter. Last year we had snow even in June – it remains to be seen if this Winter will last as long. Well, I’m not complaining – this is perfect for mama and me!



Lynn has arrived in Copenhagen

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

9.3.2018 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo

Early this morning the female polar bear Lynn arrived in Copenhagen from Vienna where she has lived together with the male Ranzo.

Already before noon Lynn was eagerly exploring her new home. She seemed to be very relaxed and curious.



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.



A Winter morning with Sisu and Venus

Feb 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Ranua 2018

16.2.2018 by Sisu, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Terve! Hello! Hej! It’s your Sisu calling again. I know some of you would love to have some snow. We’ve got lots and lots of the white stuff and I would be more than happy to send you a box or two.