Cold water after the hot Spring feelings

Apr 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk

9.4.2021 – Photos by Arkadi Laptenko

The Spring is approaching with giant steps even in Novosibirsk. There’s still a lot of snow but the ice in the polar bears’ pool has almost melted away.

Kai is wondering if there’s any sense getting out of the den today ….. 🙂

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Gerda is awake taking her daily snow bath.

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What to do today?

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Come on, Kai!

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I’m sure there are lots of funny activities we can enjoy today!

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He’s a real lazy potato!

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Gerda tried to inspire Kai by playing with the red ball ….

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…. but Kai didn’t get inspired.

Don’t be so active, dear Gerda!

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I want to take things easy ….

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…. and I mean REAL EASY!

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Gerda is figuring out how to activitate Kai.

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The ice in the pool has melted but there are still pieces of ice floating.

The cold water is so refreshing! After all the hot Spring feelings we need to cool off!

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Dear Kai, you must come and join me! This is so fun!

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Come on, Kai! Don’t be a Sissy …. or whatever they call a polar bear coward!

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Kai is hesitating ….

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Gerda tried to do her best to make Kai join her in the icy water.

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Please, jump in!

Maybe a kiss will make the big male more brave? 🙂

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Isn’t this nice?

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Can you feel the cold water splashing around you?

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Dear Kai, you are the Apollo of the polar bears!

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Apollo or not but Kai had enough of the cold water and wanted to hide from Gerda.

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I hope she can’t find me!

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Of course, Gerda found Kai and if I’m not very much misstaken she made Kai jump into the water again. 🙂

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  1. Ich freu mich wieder sehr über die Beiden,man fühlt sich auch wirklich ins reich der Schneekönigin versetzt. 😉

    Liebe Grüße von Brigitte.

  2. I’m always happy to see news of the Siberian polar bear pair.
    It’s adorable how Gerda lures her Kai into water!

    Thank you for the wonderful report!

    Hugs,
    Anita

  3. Dear Mervi and Arkadi
    It is wonderful to see Kai and Gerda behaving just as they would in the wild.
    Gerda is testing Kai to see if he is still strong and clever enough to be the father of her cubs.
    All the best as Spring comes to Novosibirsk.

  4. Dear Mervi and Arkadij!
    As much as I am happy for Gerda and Kai that they can spend their “honeymoon” in their favourite season, I am now longing for spring…
    But the photos are great and when you see how well they are doing, it warms your heart at least!

    Hugs
    Anke

  5. Dear Arkadij and Mervi!
    Gerda and Kai enjoy the swimming again. The snow will vanish soon 🙂
    Hugs
    Ludmila

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