The polar bear family in Novosibirsk – who is who?

Jul 20th, 2020 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

20.7.2020 – Photos by Anna Novikova

Now that Nordi and Shauna have grown so much it isn’t always so easy to see who is who in the photos. This time the photos are ‘labelled’ with names. Thank you, Anna, for that!

This is Gerda looking like the goddess Venus getting up from the sea. 🙂


What a beautiful polar bear lady she is!


Gerda’s fur is white and shiny even in the Summer time and the face is just adorable.


Gerda and Shauna


The mother and the daughter seem to have a lot to talk about – and it even seems they’re sharing parts of their conversation with the visitors …. 🙂


Do you think they understood us?


Gerda is showing Shauna the importance of pawicure.


Shauna is greeting her fans.


What luck Nordi isn’t around pinching my toy!


Now I can have it for myself and tooth mark it. Un unmarked toy is no toy in my opinion!


They say I’m a spitting image of my mama! What do you think?


Papa Kai is sleeping but maybe he will wake up soon …..


Oh yes! He’s awake and he seems to be in a very good mood.


What a broad smile!



These paws are made for walking and oh bear, what size they have!!!


Smiling at the sun and the sun is smiling back to this gorgeous polar bear male.


Even Nordi always stands on his hind legs when he’s saying ‘hello’ to his fans.


What have you been up to, Nordi? It looks like you have a confession to make to mama. 🙂


I’m innocent – I didn’t do it!!!


Oh bear, I hope mama believed me! Time to do my howling wolf imitation ….


Shauna is playing elsewhere in the enclosure so Nordi has occupied the stone.


Kai is a very handsome male bear and his son is already an impressive and good looking young polar bear boy.


The polar bear family in Novosibirsk wishes you all a happy Summer time. They’ll be back soon!

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  1. Ich bin einfach verliebt in diese schöne Familie und wünsche ihr das Allerbeste!!!

    LG Brigitte

  2. Dear Mervi and Anna!
    Thank you for these delightful photos of the polar bear family in the Zoo Novosibirsk!

    It was indeed helpful to add the names of the bears to the photos. People who can not visit this zoo personally have no chance to tell who is who.

    All bears look gorgeous in contrast to their enclosure. It appears pretty derelict in some places.
    All the more one has to appreciate the efforts of the keepers to afford the bears a happy life!

    I loved the dialogue between mother and daughter and Shauna and Nordi standing upright.

    Dear Mervi!
    Your subtitles are the icing on the cake!


  3. Dear Mervi and Anna
    Thank you for another visit to Novosibirsk.
    It is interesting to see how close in size Shauna is to Gerda. The time has gone by so fast. Even Nordi is looking grown up.

  4. Diese Eisbären sind einfach alle wunderschön. Danke für die bezaubernden Bilder und die suessen Kommentare. Euch allen einen schönen Sommer.

    Alles Liebe, Erika

  5. Liebe Anna und liebe Mervi,
    Gerda und Kai sind ein sehr hĂĽbsches Paar und so werden auch ihre Kinder sein.
    Shauna und Nordi geniessen hoffentlich noch recht lange das Zusammensein mit ihrer Mutter.
    Vielen Dank, ist eine reizende Eisbär – Familie und macht immer SpaĂź sie zu sehen.
    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe Moni K

  6. Dear Anna and Mervi

    Thank you very much for the nice pictures of this charming family !!!


  7. dear Anna, thank you very much for all your wonderful pictures from Novosibirsk
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing these great pictures of a wonderful polar bear family and for your entertaining story, it is like the dear bears could speak
    it is so nice to see this family, all are looking wonderful, I am always grateful for the up dates of Anna
    dear greetings and big paw waves, and have all a good Summer time