Nuenen – The polar bear family’s Autumn greetings

Nov 26th, 2021 | By | Category: Featured articles

26.11.2021 – Photos by Hans Muskens

This day happens to be Nivi’s and Elva’s 3rd birthday so we can sing Happy birthday and celebrate their births. Our baby bears grow so fast …..

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Nivi may be in some of these photos but now we know he has moved to the Diergaarde Blijdorp in Rotterdam. As far as I know Elva is still staying in Nuenen.

Swimming is one of polar bears’ favourite waste of time.

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A bath keeps the fur nice and fluffy!

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In the water mirror we can admire this nicely posing polar bear in duplicate. 🙂

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I love the faces of polar bears and here are a couple of examples of them.

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I think this is Frimas with her kids.

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Maybe she already knew at least one of them would soon leave her ….

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Hello Hans and other visitors!

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The leaves are falling and soon the Winter will come even in Nuenen – hopefully with snow!

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Why don’t we say goodbye to the Autumn ….

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… and say ‘welcome Winter ….

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… with a polar bear polka under the falling leaves?

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These lovely brown bears look very tired. I hope they woke up for a while and found their way to their dens for the Winter nap. 🙂

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  1. Dear Hans and Mervi
    It is always wonderful to visit the bears in Nuenen.
    I agree with Mervi that Polar Bear faces are
    lovely to look at.

  2. Dear Mervi and Hans!
    Thank you for the great pictures of these wonderful and gorgeous polar bears in Nuenen, taken just before Nivi’s move.
    It’s always a bit sad when the cubs have to leave their mothers – in this case their father Henk too! – and their home zoo. After all, they were allowed to stay there for three years, an unusually long time.
    I hope that Nivi and later Elva will be as happy in their new home as they have been in this unusual polar bear family.

    Hugs
    Anke

  3. Liebe Mervi,
    lieber Hans,

    dass diese Bärenkinder drei Jahre und dazu noch mit ihrem Vater zusammenbleiben konnten,
    war in der Tat ein groĂźes GlĂĽck und eine seltene Ausnahme.
    Nun hoffen wir, dass Nivi sich schon recht bald in ihrem neuen Zuhause wohlfĂĽhlt und auch
    auch Elva ein gutes Zuhause finden wird.

    Hans, die Fotos sind toll und die Porträts sind besonders beeindruckend.
    Vielen Dank fürs Teilen und dir Mevi für deine schönen Texte und die Idee zu einer
    Polarbär-Polka!

    Herzliche GrĂĽĂźe
    Britta-Gudrun

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