Charming Finja and Peaches’ sweet baby seal

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: Nora and Ranzo in Vienna

22.7.2020 – Photos by Jutta Kirchner

Servus from Vienna! I hope you recognize me although I’m growing so fast. It’s me – your sweet Finja!


My mother Nora and papa Ranzo are doing fine but this time the article is about me – well, mostly about me.


My yellow toy is quite worn-out but I still love to play with it.


My dear friend Evi brought it to me and my mama. Maybe she will visit us soon again ….. and maybe she will bring us a new toy ….. 🙂


My uncle Aron will be moving to France. Do you think I ought to learn French now? I’m already studying Estonian and Finnish! I’m not so enthusiastic about grammatics but luckily my fans understand polarbearish perfectly well so I can speak my own language, too!



This is another nice toy. As you can see I’ve managed to put my ‘paw prints’ on it. 🙂


Did you know that there are stamps with photos of me? Aren’t they fantastic?


There are even postcards


The two photos above are taken by Daniel Zupanc

Now I want to present two lovelies for you:

On the 2nd of July Peaches gave birth to a sweet baby seal. All the keepers and visitors are charmed by the little one.

Peaches is welcoming the baby to the world – at least I think so.


What a lovely tender moment!


The baby is a boy but he has no name yet.



Feeding is one of the highlights of the day for the little seal boy.


Just for cuteness ….


This is all for now. Thank you for watching – I’ll be back soon!

Dear Jutta, thank you so much for the wonderful photos!


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  1. Dear Mervi,

    Hope so, they will make the second book:
    FINJA. Part 2 ……
    About FINJA’s diving …..

    By the way, do you have the first one ?
    It’s really lovely !!!

    I like, that in Vienna they don’t throw away Bears’ favorite toys .. (unlike our zoo!)
    Even if the toys don’t seem very attractive to us, humans ….
    Last Summer I brought these 2 last (they are out of stock!) white and orange balls with ‘ears’ to Nora ..
    She played then, now plays Finja …..

    There is a big bag full of different toys in my office …. Hopefully FINJA will receive these in the nearest future !

    Best wishes,

  2. Dear Mervi and dear Jutta Kirchner!
    I must have missed a cuteness alarm…
    Finja is an adorable little polar bear girl and as vivid as one could wish. She is very frisky and playful and seems to have always a twinkle in her eye. I loved the whole photo series and could not choose a favourite…
    The stamps are for sure a “must have” for every polar bear lover in Austria!

    The cute little seal is a charming sweetheart too and his mother must be so proud of him. The guinea pigs complete this amount of darlings.
    Thank you for sharing!


  3. Hi FINJA, I am nearly as charmed by you as by your dear uncle SISU in RANUA (you understand I cannot have another ‘number One’ or at least not mention it! 😉 )

    You are already a ‘famous Austrian-Estonnian-Finnish polar bear girl’. Not everyBEAR succeeds to get its photo on a stamp. But for sure you deserve it, you pretty girl of pretty parents and niece of nice uncles 🙂

    Jutta Kirchner caught you again in wonderful photos and auntie Mervi added fitting words to each and every of them. As ususal it was a joy to watch and read.

    Thanks to the three of you. Looking forward to finding soon again news of you three and of your parents and uncles as well!

    The seal baby boy and the kissing bunnies are (next) as cute as you are! 🙂

    – – – –

    Something to remember
    for our ‘older’ polar bear- and KNUT-fans worldwide:

    “Die KNUT-Briefmarke”

  4. Dear Mervi, Jutta and Evi
    Thank you for all the lovely photos and so much information
    about Finja and Peaches’ baby (cream?).
    It is good that Finja can keep her favourite toys.
    The stamps and postcard are lovely.
    The baby seal is adorable as are the guinea pigs.

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    das ist wieder ein zauberhafter Bericht ĂŒber Fenja, das sĂŒĂŸe EisbĂ€rchen aus Österreich.
    Die Briefmarke ist absolute Spitze und außer Knut und Fenja kenne ich kein EisbĂ€rchen, dem diese Ehre
    zuteil wurde!

    Ich wĂŒnsche dir ganz schnell und bald wieder Besuch von deiner Freundin Evi aus Tallinn, damit du wieder Nachschub an Spielzeug hast.

    In deinem Zoo haben es Seelöwen und kleine Meerschweinchen sicher genauso gut wie du.
    Danke an Jutta und Mervi mit lieben GrĂŒĂŸen!

  6. Finja ist schon ein schlaues, nettes und bezaubernde EisbÀrenMÀdel!!
    Ich danke fĂŒr die sĂŒĂŸen Bilder aus Wien.

    Viele GrĂŒĂŸe

  7. Liebe Jutta und liebe Mervi,
    niedlich und selbstbewußt zeigt sich die kleine Finja, kann sie auch ist der Star im Tiergarten.
    Gute Idee mit den Brief / Postkarten und bestimmt gibt es spÀter auch ein Buch.
    So eine kleine Robbe ist schon sehr niedlich und Meerschweinchen gefallen mir auch.
    Vielen Dank, sehr schöne Bilder und Mervi hat die Worte der kleinen Finja wieder perfekt ins MÀulchen gelegt.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe Moni K

  8. liebe Jutta, vielen Dank fĂŒr Deine schönen Fotos
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures with us,
    servus dear Finja, I am glad your Mama and Daddy are doing fine and how we can see,,you are in a playfull mood, know the toys have not to be always new, important you have fun. you are looking sweet and so is the little baby seal. The stamps with your photo are great. I wish you and your parents a cosy Summer time
    dear greetings to all