Gerda and Kai had fun with their blue cans

Mar 11th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

11.3.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko

Kai is finishing his ice bomb and planning how to play with his new blue can. What a wonderful Polar Bear Day gifts the keepers brought their beloved bears.

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Of course, a thorough examination of the toy is needed.

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As you can see the toy seems to be polar bear proof even though I have already ‘book marked’ it with my teeth. 🙂

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Time for some action ….

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Look how brilliantly I can balance the can on my back! Applause, please!!

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Gerda showing her can

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Even Gerda did a thorough quality control 🙂

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Snow gliding with the can is great fun ….

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…. but it’s rather exhausting, too.

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Gerda decided to throw the can ‘downstairs’.

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And then it was time to try to take the can ‘upstairs’

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Oh bear, the snow is so slippery but I’m a strong polar bear with a good portion of determination.

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Let me tell you one thing, can – I’m the boss!

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Going quite well ….

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…. but I had a little mishap.

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Now the blue thing is up!!

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Gerda is very proud of herself – and with good reason!

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Of course, the sweet lady wanted to show her new toy to the visitors – and to Anna and her camera. 🙂

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I’m the queen! I’m the champion!

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Thank you for watching! Gerda and Kai will be back soon. Next time they’ll be together.




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  1. Dear Anna, Arkadi and Mervi
    I am sure that the blue barrel has become the Bitcoin of the Polar Bear Zoo community.
    It is wonderful to see both Kai and Gerda enjoying playing with their barrels in the snow.

  2. Ich möchte mit spielen! 😉

    LG Brigitte

  3. Hi ‘Novosibirsk-BEAUTIES!!

    And THANKS to Arkadi Laptenko and or ANNA for the gorgeous photographs (as always!)
    and to Mervi for the partially funny captions, e.g.:

    “But it’s rather exhaustung too” gave me a good laugh!

  4. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Arkadi.
    Best wishes to Kai and Gerda.

  5. Dear Arkadij!
    The blue barrels are the wonderful toys. Kai and Gerda enjoyed to play with them. I am impressed about the amount of the snow in Novosibirsk.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  6. Dear Mervi and Arkadi!
    I’m glad the bears can still play in the snow. It must have been a joy to watch them.
    Both look great. Thank you for the wonderful photos and affectionate captions.
    This is what animals look like when they are loved and happy, even if their enclosure leaves a lot to be desired.
    I think it’s funny that throwing canisters is especially popular among the females…

    Hugs
    Anke

  7. Dear Mervi
    Dear Arkadi

    It is really a great pleasure for Gerda and Kai and for me .-)
    The pictures are adorable!!

    Thank you so much.
    Hugs,
    Anita

  8. Liebe Mervi und lieber Arkadii,
    nach meinen HerzensbÀren sind Gerda und Kai meine Lieblinge!
    Ein beeindruckend schönes Paar und wenn auch das Gehege klein ist, den BÀren macht es nichts.
    Sie sehen fantastisch aus, haben genug zu spielen und haben immer bildschönen Nachwuchs.
    Vielen Dank fĂŒr die superschönen Bilder.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe Moni K

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