Ranua 2017

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!



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.



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!



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!