News and reports from Scandinavia

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 […]



Kilpajuoksua ja jutustelua äidin kanssa / Racing and chatting with mama

Aug 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

17.8.2017 by Nalle (Suomeksi, in English) Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Täältä tullaan taas! Meillä on vielä kesä mutta näkyvissä on jo syksyn merkkejä. Odotankin innolla syksyä koska se on minulle aivan uusi vuodenaika.

Hello! Here I am again! It’s still Summer here but we can already see some signs of the coming Autumn. I’m really looking forward to it because it’s a totally new season for me.



The hippo baby has a name now!

Aug 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

13.8.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
The majority of the voters chosed Marico as the name of the few weeks old hippo baby. The name is after the South African Marico River.



Yksi, kaksi, kolme – One, two, three – Eins, zwei, drei

Aug 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

10.8.2017 – In English / Suomeksi – Photos/Kuvat: Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Taaskin minulla on vaikka kuinka paljon kerrottavaa. Mistähän oikein aloittaisin …. No, aloitetaan vaikka uudella mielenkiintoisella urheilulajilla.

Terve! Hello! Again I have lots and lots to tell you. Where should I start …. Well, I think I start with a new interesting sport discipline.



Nalle ja hillamarkkinat / Nalle and the Cloudberry Market

Aug 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

2.8.2017 – Photos/kuvat: Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park Collages: Mervi

Hello again! This time I have written my ‘newsletter’ in both Finnish and English. As you already know I’m a world famous polar bear boy!

Terve taas! Tällä kertaa voitte lukea ‘uutiskirjeeni’ sekä suomeksi että englanniksi. Niinkuin ehkä tiedätte olen maailmankuulu jääkarhupoika!



Baby hippos, impala ballet and polar bears’ new neighbours

Jul 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Copenhagen

30.7.2017 – Source: Copenhagen Zoo
While the visitors are waiting to see the newborn hippo baby in the Copenhagen Zoo they can admire the little older hippo baby Yala. She loves to walk around in the ‘savannah’ ….. You can also see the little one’s first swimming tour!



Nalle wondered if it had been snowing AGAIN!

Jul 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

26.7.2017 – Photos and video by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve taas! Hello again! Oh bear, you can’t imagine what a great surprise mama and I had this morning! When we came out we found lots of snow in our enclosure! First we thought it’s been snowing again but then we found out that the snow is a donation from the Ruka Ski Resort. Ruka has so much snow stored for the next season that they decided to bring some of it to us.



Nalle had some surprises

Jul 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

17.7.2017 – by Nalle, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! That means ‘hello’. I think it’s time for you to learn some Finnish! OK, I’ll write my article in English even this time. 🙂

One morning I had a very nice surprise waiting for me – a big mulch bed! When I was indoors a truck had brought us all lots of wonderful mulch!