Tallinn Zoo – Water games with Friida and Raspi

Apr 19th, 2021 | By | Category: Tallinn

19.4.2021 – Source: the Tallin Zoo, Photos by Inari Leiman

The Spring has arrived in Tallinn – the birds are singing and the trees and the grass are turning green.

Friida and Raspi have been separated for a while after the ‘hot season’ but the bears wanted to be together again. Of course, the keepers allowed them to meet again.

The two photos of Frida alone were taken when she was having a ‘time-out’ from Raspi.





The white couple had bundles of fun playing in the water, chasing each other and just fooling around.


Raspi really is a white giant!


Friida and Raspi will be together until they show signs of prefering their own company.


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  1. For me, it’s sometimes quite comical
    to watch an older female FRIIDA
    try to look attractive to win RASPUTIN’s attention ..
    FRIIDA even started swimming
    in the pool again ….
    With this yellow toy She invited RASPI
    to the water (in March), but as RASPI
    is a quite comfortable Bear,
    He doesn’t always bother to play all the games ..
    Here He preferred to watch from the shore ..

    Happy Spring time !
    Evi from Tallinn

  2. Dear Evi!

    Thank you for the report of Friida and Raspi!

  3. Dear Mervi

    I think Rasputin and Frieda look happy together .
    I am very happy about that. It’s nice when Rasputin makes Frieda feel young again.

    Thank you fot the great photos, dear Inari.

    Dear Evi, I envy you the opportunity to visit them.

    Hugs, Anita

  4. Dear Mervi!
    Frida loves Raspi. She tries to get his attention. I think the bears are happy together.

  5. Dear Mervi
    It reminds me of the days when Lars used to like sleeping next to Kati in the Summer when Tosca was being @zickisch@.
    Frida is worthy of her namesake in Abba and is a really nice Polar Bear. Raspi likes company even when he is very lazy. We know that from YWP where he spent a lot of time napping.

  6. Liebe Evi,

    ich bin etwas verwundert; sollen die zwei keine Liebe machen oder warum hat man sie längere Zeit getrennt?
    Auf den Fotos haben sie jedenfalls viel Spaß und das und die Gesellschaft miteinander ist das wichtigste.

    Frühlingsgrüße an dich nach Tallin!

  7. Dear Mervi!
    I am happy that Friida likes the handsome Raspi and is growing young again.
    They have fun together and everything looks very harmonious. I especially like the photo of them “dancing” together. How good that Flocke can’t see that…. 😉
    Thank you for sharing!


  8. Raspi und Friida sind ein schönes Paar und haben sich sehr gerne, danke für die wunderbaren Bilder.

    Liebe Grüße nach Tallin, Erika

  9. Da haben sich Zwei gefunden.
    Man beachte den Größen-
    Unterschied – Raspi ist
    riesig neben Friida !

  10. Lovely to get updates on Raspi. I miss visiting him at Yorkshire Wildlife Park but am glad he has settled in well with Friida. Let’s hope there may soon be news of the pitter patter of tiny bear feet!

  11. It’s great to see Raspi playing and dancing and swimming. He’s a remarkable bear, so of course Friida loves him. I love the “Strictly Come Dancing” picture. Is it a tango? Thanks for the story. Someday, I will get to Tallinn to see him again, and meet the lovely Friida.

    Molly Merrow