Is Gerda perhaps carrying a secret?

Nov 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

17.11.2017 – Photos by Anna Novikova, Video by Nina Kurbatkina

On the 14th of November Anna and Nina visited our polar bear friends in the Zoo Novosibirsk again.

Gerda is taking things very easy for the time being. She looks very happy and roundish so maybe she’s carrying a sweet secret. It’s impossible to tell so we just have to wait and see ….

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On the 20th of November Gerda will celebrate her 10th birthday.

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Gerda hasn’t retired to her den yet but it certainly looks like she was ‘under circumstances’. 🙂

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I guess Gerda can sense the scent of Kai in the neighbouring enclosure.

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In this photo she has a bit ‘mysterious’ expression on her face. I wonder what she’s thinking ….

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She’s such a beautiful polar bear lady

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Even Gerda can show this special ‘tapir lip’. 🙂

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Just like all the Russian polar bears Gerda has a wonderfully thick and fluffy fur.

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Where are you, Kai?

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Gerda, I’m right here!

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Kai has his 10th birthday on the 27th November so he and Gerda are equally old …. or rather young!

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A couple of studies of the gorgeous Kai. There will be more of him in a separate article later.

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I can’t help thinking of Tonja in Berlin when I look at Gerda! In many photos they both look like big white furry balls with black eyes and noses. 🙂

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A happy smile

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Rostik will be two years old on the 7th of December. He will soon leave to another zoo but it’s not known yet which zoo will be his new home.

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I hope Rostik will come to a zoo with lots of space and a big pool!

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Maybe he’s already dreaming of his future ….

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He’s such a sweetie so I would be very glad if he came to a zoo where I could visit him. There are a couple of possibilities but it’s not up to me to decide ….. 🙂

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  1. Dear Anna and Nina!

    Thank you so much for the lovely photos and the video!

    It will be exciting to see if Gerda really is carrying a secret. She certainly looks very round but, of course, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s pregnant.

    Kai is a charming male bear and Rostik is a sweet polar bear boy. I hope he will come to a nice zoo and hopefully even have a play mate there.

    Once again – thank you very much! Sbosibo!

    Hugs from Mervi

  2. Dear Anna, Nina and Mervi!
    Gerda looks gorgeous.
    I hope Rostik would not come far away. He is a lovely boy, I would like to see him in the nice place.

  3. Dear Anna, Nina and Mervi!
    Thank you for the nice pics of the polar bears in the Novosibirsk Zoo!
    Gerda looks marvellous and quite contented with life. I noticed a certain smile on her face too…
    We´ll see if she keeps a secret…
    Kai is a strong and handsome male. In his interest I hope there would be a break in breeding this year…
    I wish cutie Rostik a good new home with much space, affectionate keepers and many toys.


  4. Gerda looks very fluffy and roundish.
    Maybe she has a baby? Kai also
    looks very impressive! 🙂

  5. Dear Anna, Nina and Mervi
    Gerdea and Kai both look in wonderful shape to face
    the Winter. In some ways it would be nice if Gerda and
    Kai could stay together and perhaps no cub, but Gerda
    is looking as if she would like to be a mum.
    I would love to see Rostik join Nissan in Doncaster.

  6. Liebe Mervi,

    es scheint, dass die Bären in den nördlich gelegenen Zoos weniger Haut und Fellprobleme haben.
    Alle drei sehen sehr gut aus, aber die Käfige sind unakzeptabel!

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe

  7. GERDA, you are indeed a very beautiful polar bear Lady.
    And also KAI and ROSTIK are most beautiful polar bear boys/men.

    It’s so nice to gt regular information and gorgeous photos of those beauties
    from those Russians in NOVOSIBIRSK.

    Thank you ver much, dear MERVI and dear Anna Novikova and Nina Kurbatkina!
    This was another Saturday (18.11.2017) treat for me!

    The video of ROSTIK is bitter-sweet. What cute paws he’s got ! Awwww . . .!
    Hope he will have the chance to get a beautiful new home with lots of space and without bars around . . .

  8. Liebe Mervi,

    danke fürs Einstellen der erneuten schönen Fotos von Gerda.

    Danke auch an Anna und Nina fĂĽr die Fotos und das Video.

    Allerdings tut mir der Anblick von Rostik in dem doch sehr kleinen Käfig echt weh. Auf dem Video sieht man erst richtig, wie eng und häßlich es dort ist.
    Da kann man nur hoffen, dass Rostik ganz schnell in einen anderen Zoo mit besserer Unterkunft kommt.

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe

  9. Liebe Mervi!

    Gerda sieht so gut aus und richtig happy, vielleicht ist sie ja wirklich schwanger.
    Danke für die wunderschönen Bilder aus Novosibirsk. Rostick braucht wirklich bald einen neuen Platz, der Kaefig ist viel zu klein.

    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe, Erika

  10. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures with us, all the bears are looking great
    dear Anna, I like all your pictures, thank you very much
    dear Gerda
    today is your birthday, I send you many good wishes, be a happy bear and have further a good life, I think of you
    big paw waves to all