Yorkshire – An apple a day keeps the vet away!

Jun 12th, 2021 | By | Category: Lead articles

12.6.2021 – Photos by Sheila and Philip Baker

The Big Four in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park are well aware of the importance of vitamines. That’s why they eat their veggies without objections. 🙂

Sorry, I can’t tell who’s who but they sure seem to enjoy both the green and the red stuff.

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A juicy melon is so yammy!

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This is a school exemple! Every kid should eat at least one apple a day.

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Of course, even meat is on the polar bears’ menu. The gulls are always  present when there’s food available. Luka doesn’t seem to mind the uninvited dinner guests.

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After a swimming tour Luka shook off the water of his fur and continued eating.

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Hamish is waiting for the catering personnel.

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Hmm, did he get his food served directly on his mouth? 🙂

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Hamish or Nobby with the canu. This thing isn’t so easy to manage!

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Now listen to me, canu! Start behaving or I will use my teeth so you will have a totally new look!!!

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Maybe the threats were taken seriously ….

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Nobby demonstrates how to use a black tyre. The gulls are again watching his performance. 🙂

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This tyre frames my face so nicely – don’t you agree?

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It can also be used as a swimming ring even though I don’t need it ….

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…. I’m an excellent swimmer! Did you hear that?

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It looks like Sisu’s had a late night out …..

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I thought it was the Midsummer Eve and celebrated it in a Finnish way!

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Maybe a little walk will clear my head.

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Oh, I see Hamish ….

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I’d better sneak away before he sees me. He always wants to wrestle with me and at the moment I’m really not in the mood for wrestling!

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A refreshing swimming tour always does good!

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Now I feel totally relaxed. What a cool polar bear I am!

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Dear Sheila and Philip! Thank you so much – once again! – for all these fantastic photos. What a great pleasure it was for me to publish them in this magazine.




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  1. Dear Mervi, Sheila and Philip
    Thank you for the chance to meet YWP’s Big Four.
    As soon as travel and hotels become easier I want
    to meet them too.

  2. Dear Mervi, Sheila and Philip

    Thank you so much for the great pictures of the bears.

    Now the secret is out as to why the Yorkshire bears look so good and healthy. It’s all down to a tiny apple. That should be an example to people.

    I’m already looking forward to seeing the pictures and the threat of your new bears.

    Hugs,
    Anita

  3. Liebe Mervi,

    was den Menschen hilft, kann für Bären nicht schädlich sein.

    Danke an dich mit Sheila und Philip für die tollen Fotos!

    Liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  4. Dear Mervi, Shella and Philipp,
    thanks for the nice picture from the Yorkshire bears.
    Bear Hugs
    Gudrun

  5. Dear Mervi, Sheila and Philip!
    Thanks for the great photos of a functioning and relaxed polar bear bachelor group. I hope that the proximity of a female bear – Flocke – with her cubs will not destroy this harmony irreversibly.
    As bears are generally omnivorous, except for giant pandas, they also enjoy tasty fruit such as apples, melons and blueberries from time to time.
    Knut, for example, loved fruit, but especially grapes, which he caught one by one from the air.
    I will never forget these special feedings.

    Hugs
    Anke

  6. Dear Mervi, Sheila and Philip!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I love Nobby with a tire mostly.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  7. Thank you very much dear Mervi, Sheila and Philip.
    Best wishes to Hamish, Luka, Nobby and Sisu.

  8. Liebe Anke,

    Knut beim genussvollen Verzehr seiner Lieblingsspeisen zuzusehen war immer ein großes Vergnügen.
    Seine guten Tischmanieren wurden ihm bei Giovanna deshalb öfters zum Verhängnis,
    weil sie sie ihm rabiat vor der Nase weg aß oder klaute…..

  9. SO SEHEN GLÜCKLICHE EISBÄREN AUS ! 😀

  10. dear Sheila, dear Philip,
    thank you for the nice pictures, great to see the boys in a happy mood, all is here what they do need
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing with us, for each bear you have the right words, so sweet, I like to read it
    the bears have a wonderful Spring time
    dear greetings and paw waves
    Filomena

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