Ranua 2017

Sisu’s Winter Wonderland

Nov 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

21.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello, friends! Oh bear, we certainly have a real Winter Wonderland here in Ranua! After the photos in this report were taken it has been snowing heavily and we’ve got no less than 30 centimeters more snow! How about that!!



Now the ice carries Sisu’s weight!

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

15.11.2017 – Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Terve! Hello! Servus! In my last report I told you we have snow and thin ice. Now I’m glad to inform you that the ice is – in most parts – thick enough to carry my weight! Oh bear, that’s so wonderful!

Follow me and I show you what I can do on the ice.



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.



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.



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. […]



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.



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.