From Russia with white love!

Jan 2nd, 2022 | By | Category: Novosibirsk


Due to the corona situation I haven’t any news from Novosibirsk. In the beginning of December Gerda was seen outdoors but she may have retired to her …. well, I haven’t heard anything yet.

Here are anyway some wonderfully white photos of our ‘home couple’ Gerda and Kai.

Gerda posing as nicely as only she can!


She sure looks white, fluffy and roundish ….


I hope you didn’t call me fat! As you very well know I’m only well filled!!!


I wonder what Kai is up to.


Kai was sniffing the air and found the temperature satisfactory.


He also found something eatable outside the den.


We have a natural freezer here so the meat is always fresh!


Of course, even Gerda found a piece of meat.


Kai wanted to show us a toy that has seen better days.


I’ve told you many times that there’s no such thing as unbreakable toy and here’s the proof!


I’m very proud of these remains of what once was a barrel. A polar bear must do what a polar bear must do! 🙂


Beautiful white face of Kai


Adorable face of Gerda


Time for a nice nap. The magpie seems to be Kai’s body guard or maybe a dream guard …. 🙂


Thank you for watching us during the year 2021. We hope to meet you again next year.



I want to thank Anna, Arkadi and Oksana for all the wonderful photos and wish them and, naturally, all the animals and keepers in Novosibirsk a very happy new year!

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  1. Thank you very much dear Mervi, Anna, Arkadi and Oksana.
    Best wishes to Kai and Gerda.
    Happy new year to everyone.

  2. We wish Anna, Arkadi and Oksana and also Kai and Gerda and everyone else a.happy new year


  3. MERVI – I hope, all is o.k. with our friends in Siberia?!

    Dear Arkadi, Oksana & Anna

    I hope, you had a good “rutsch” to the new year,
    like we say in Germany. Your photos from Zoo
    Novosibirsk are always very welcome here.
    It was a dream for me, to travel with the
    Trans-Sib one day. But now the Corona-
    Situation make things very complicated.
    So maybe I will never reach the far-east,
    and therefore your photos are a joy. 🙂
    This is, what winter shall look like !
    In Frankfurt we have 14°C in the
    moment – there is no winter in
    sight so far… 😉 😀

    Best Greetings

  4. P.S. – the magpie is very brave and plays a dangerous game… 😀

  5. Dear Mervi Thank you for captioning these beautiful pictures.
    Dear Anna, Oksana and Arkadij
    Happy and peaceful New Year to all in
    Novosibirsk and thank you for your wonderful pictures

  6. Dear Anna, Oksana, Arkadij and Mervi!
    Thank you for the pictures of Gerda and Kai, They both look wonderful.
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

  7. Dear Anna, Oksana, Arkadij and Mervi!

    Happy New Year!!!

    Gerda looks adorable! I wish her the best.
    Kai is a strong polar bear. It is therefore clear that it is used to test the durability of toys. Maybe he will be lucky one day and one of the things that he tests will do what it says on the tin.

    Thank you for all your wonderful reports from Siberia!!

  8. Die besten Wünsche für euch alle ,auch für Gerda,Kai und ihre Kinder! So schön fluffig sehen sie aus!

    Liebe Grüße von Brigitte.

  9. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the impressive pictures of the polar bear couple from Novosibirsk. For my taste, Gerda is too small for her weight… But her fur looks wonderful, just like Kai’s.

    I wish the keepers and animals at Novosibirsk Zoo, as well as the photographers Anna, Oksana and Arkady, a happy and healthy New Year and many loving gifts on 6 January.

    Hugs and paw waves