News and reports from Scandinavia

Weekend fun with Malik, Nuka and Quilak

Oct 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Denmark

28.10.2017 – Photos by Jeanette Johnsen Today I have the great pleasure of publishing Jeanette Johnsens wonderful photos of the polar bear family in Aalborg. She visited the zoo yesterday (the 27th of October) and met Malik, Nuka and Quilak in a good playing mood. Thank you so much, Jeanette! Mange tak! This seems to be […]

Hurray! The Winter has arrived in Ranua!

Oct 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

25.10.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Hello again! This time I have really exciting news for you! It’s been snowing a lot and the ground in our enclosure is covered with the white stuff! Even our pool has frozen but the ice is still too thin to carry my weight. The Winter is here! The two legged creatures are not as happy as mama and I but we don’t let it bother us! We just enjoy!

Sisu was annoyed with Venus – UPDATED with a video

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

17.10.2017 by Sisu with a little help from Mervi

Hello again, dear friends! It’s me – your pal Sisu calling from Ranua! We have no snow yet but it’s only a matter of days when the first snow flakes will fall. I’m really looking forward to feeling the soft stuff on my nose.

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 […]