Dreaming of snow and ice

Aug 23rd, 2021 | By | Category: Novosibirsk


We’ve had many really hot Summer days here in Novosibirsk so we’re very happy about our little Arctic Corner.

This spot is our little paradise!


Kai, have you forgotten the saying ‘ladies first’


I don’t think Kai is interested in old sayings. Besides – what’s that talk about equality? When it comes to this snowy place it’s the law of jungle that rules!


Hmm, maybe I’m being too equal now …. but give me just few more minutes!



Gerda is patiently waiting for her turn.


OK, Gerda – it’s your turn soon!


That guy doesn’t know what ‘soon’ means!


Gerda is still waiting ….


… but it was worth waiting!


Look, isn’t that great! The snow is amazingly ‘polar bear proof’, too. When I do this with a ball it immediately has a different shape ….


It’s so cold and nice against my chin.


I like the Summer but I love the Winter. This is a perfect place for dreaming of snow and ice! We can soon start counting days to the first snow flakes …. maybe it takes two or three months but our Arctic Corner makes the waiting quite pleasant.


Many of you have been wondering where Shauna and Nordi are. According to the latest information they’re still in Novosibirsk but their enclosure can’t be seen by the visitors. We can still hope they will find good new homes and not end in China!

This is Sam. I don’t know what he’s dreaming about but he looks focused. ­čÖé


The utters were treated with big fish.


Oh my, this fish is a giant!


After a hearty meal it was time for some water ballet ….


… and a nice duetto! ­čÖé


Thank you for watching! We’ll be back before long!


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  1. Sehr sch├Ân anzusehen sind Gerda und Kai wieder.Gerda sieht sehr fluffig aus.
    Wie w├╝rden die Tierpfleger staunen,wenn auf einmal ein gebauter Schneemann dort stehen w├╝rde! ­čÖé
    Aber aich die anderen Kerlchen sind alle allerliebst!

    LG Brigitte

  2. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the new pictures from the zoo Novosibirsk. Kai and Gerda enjoyed the snow in the summer ­čÖé
    The lion and the otters are lovely.

  3. Dear Mervi!
    It’s just wonderful to see how much the polar bears enjoy their “Arctic Corner”.
    How good that they have this opportunity to cool down in this unnaturally hot summer for Siberia! The photos are great!
    I wish the cuddly lion sweet dreams and the otters many more big and tasty fish.
    Thanks for showing!


  4. Dear Mervi
    I love the way in which Gerda sits while
    she waits to go onto the ice bed. She
    really looks fed up with Kai. Kai
    loves to show off how big he is.
    I hope that Nordi and Shauna go to
    a good home but we shall not know
    for a long time.

  5. dear Mervi,
    thank you for the wonderful pictures from Novosibirsk, Gerda and Kai have a good snow place and it is so nice to see how much they do enjoy it, I wish Nordi and Shauna a good home, they had a cosy childhood in Novosibirsk.
    the utters have good food and after a big meal they like to play in the pool. Sam is dreamiing he is the chief
    dear greetings