What a wonderful Polar Bear Day for Gerda and Kai

Mar 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

3.3.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko

The International Polar Bear Day was celebrated with lots of surprises for the polar bears – both eatable gifts and toys.

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There were red and blue cans – the red ones were for Shauna and Nordi and the blue ones for Gerda and Kai.

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Of course, there were yammy ice bombs and a basket filled with fruit and vegetables as well.

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It was a very cold day – about 25 minus degrees. Not so good for the visitors but perfect for our white fluffy friends.

Gerda and Kai have already been together but the treats were served them separately – maybe to avoid ‘arguments’.

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How wonderful to be together again! What took you so long?

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Gerda seems to be eating with her eyes first. 🙂

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Our keepers have again done a fantastic job with the treats!

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Ooops! What happened?

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Not a big deal – I can eat directly from the snow plate, hihihii ….

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Gerda, can you hear me? I guess you’ve got the same kinds of treats as I have.

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Oh bear, is this all for me?

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A yammy ice bomb and lots of fruit and veggies. A perfect Polar Bear Day dinner if you ask me!

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I don’t need a fork or a knife …. I have strong teeth and paws!

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It looks like Kai is taking the carot to Gerda but unfortunately the door was closed …

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However, in the afternoon the lovely couple could be together again.

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The first days of reunion have gone very well.

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Kai, you’ve been a lazy potato while I’ve raised Shauna and Nordi …..

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…. but you’re MY lazy potato and I love you!

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Let’s give our white fluffy couple some privacy! 🙂

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Thank you for watching! Next time you will see Gerda and Kai playing with their new blue cans.

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  1. Ich freu mich sehr,dass die Beiden wieder zusammen sind,da hat Gerda auch wieder bissel Ablenkung für die Trennung von ihren Kindern.
    Und so lecker verwöhnt wurden sie!

    Liebe Grüße von Brigitte.

  2. Wow, da wurden die beiden aber nach Strich und Faden mit ganz tollen Leckereien zum Eisbärtag verwöhnt, da kann man nicht meckern.
    Hoffentlich bekamen die abgetrennten Jungtiere auch so feine Sachen wie ihre Eltern.

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  3. Dear Arkady

    It’s nice that Kai and Gerda are together again.

    It’s great that International Polar Bear Day is celebrated in such a big way. There was a delicious dinner for the bears and a present. The temperatures were truly polar bear-like too!

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures and the exciting information.

    I look forward to the next report!
    Hugs,
    Anita

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

  5. Dear Mervi and Arkadi
    What a wonderful celebration of International Polar
    Bear Day. The fruit looks delicious.
    Gerda and Kai look so big arnd fluffy. They look happy together.

  6. Dear Mervi and Arkadi!
    The polar bear enclosure in Novosibirsk is not ideal, but the love of the keepers for their animals makes up for it. It’s always very touching to see how much keepers work hard to pamper their animals and ensure their well-being, not just on special occasions. These have definitely been treats and employment material that make a polar bear’s heart beat faster.
    I am happy for Gerda and Kai that they are now together again. They make a lovely couple and have obviously missed each other.
    Thank you for the lovely report with heart-warming photos.

    Hugs
    Anke

  7. Dear Arkadij and Mervi!
    Kai and Gerda got the wonderful presents for the polar bear day. The keepers do a lot for the animals.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  8. The keepers at Novosibirsk have put together quite a wonderful feast for Gerda and Kai. I think they liked it.

    And the toys will keep giving joy for a long time.

    Molly

  9. Ach, wie schön: Die zwei Nowosibirkschen Schmusebacken können/dürfen wieder schmusen und werden nach Strich und faden von Ihren Betreuer/inne/n mit so Leckerem verwöhnt, dass es vermutlich Jeder/Jedem von uns auch so richtig schmecken würde. Schnee hingegen sehen wir gerne -zumal wenn sich Eisbären darin tummeln/wälzen -, die Kälte higegen kann uns – bis auf ein paar ‘Hartgesottene’ (Dank ihrer Geburtsregion! 😉 ) – gestohlen bleiben. Wir sind innerlich inzwischen doch mehr auf Frühling, Sonne, grün werdende Bäume und vereinzelt schon durchbrechende Blüten gepolt.

    Trotzdem war es mir jetzt VIRTUELL eine große Freude, diese beiden weißen Schönheiten im sonnig-kalten Schnee mit dem herrlich farbigen und wie gemalt so schön aussehenden Obst und Gemüse und beim Schmusen und Spielen betrachten zu können.

    Vielen Dank allen Beteiligten hier wie dort 🙂

  10. Wenn ich das siebente Foto von unten richtig deute, schmust GERDA zwar durchaus gerne und nett mit KAI, auf ‘Trallala’ hat sie aber eindeutig noch ‘keine Böcke’; denn das sieht doch eher nach einer Zurechtweisung/ einem Raunzer Richtung Kai aus(!?). 😉

  11. Liebe Gerda, lieber Kai!
    Schön dass ihr wieder zusammen seid und dass ihr so liebe Pfleger habt, die euch so verwöhnen.

    Danke an eure “Reporter” für die tollen Bilder und den lieben Bericht.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika