News and reports from Scandinavia

The lions found us very boring

May 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

1.5.2018 by Mervi & Vesa Although we spent most of our time in the Copenhagen Zoo with the polar bears we managed to see many other animals, too. Copenhagen is expecting giant pandas in the end of this year so a big enclosure is being built for them. This made the ‘navigation’ a bit difficult […]



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.



Lynn and Nord played ‘catch me if you can’

Apr 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Denmark

24.4.2018 by Mervi & Vesa

We have been planning a visit to Copenhagen for months but there was always something that put stop to our plans – a sick cat or a heavy rain. Even the Old Man Winter decided to pay a late visit to us. However, on the 20th of April we could finally take the train to ‘Dronningens by’.



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!