Sisu and Nobby – the jolly good fellows

May 8th, 2022 | By | Category: Lead articles

8.5.2022 – Photos by Sheila Baker

I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege to meet both Sisu (in Ranua) and Nobby (in Munich) when they were still small cubs. It’s wonderful to see these lovely polar bears together in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park now that they have reached an adult age.

Nobby is always a cool guy ­čÖé


I guess the visitors had some difficulties finding Nobby in the grass. What a great camouflage colour he has on the fur!


Sisu is a BIG boy now. Once again I want to tell how happy I am he came to Yorkshire where I’m still able to follow his life.


The birds are faithful members of the polar bears’ fan club. ­čÖé


What has caught Sisu’s interest?


Oh bear, there was a nice toy!


After some reshaping of the toy Sisu could play ‘giddy up horsey’ with Nobby. ­čÖé

Come on, giddy up horsey SisuNobby

Sisu had a swim ….

sisuemerging from a swim

… and his pal Nobby met him with a ‘nose-to-nose-hello’.


I hope you enjoyed the swimming tour, dear Sisu.

enjoy your swim

Shall we go for a walk?

shallwegofora walk

Aren’t they lovely together? It’s heart warming to see the little cubs have grown to such gorgeus adults.


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  1. Dear Sheila,

    yes, it is a great pleasure to see how your little Cubs have developed into such magnificent bears.
    With the move to Yorkshire they have hit the jackpot anyway and can develop their socialization in good company.

    Mervi, thank you too for editing, despite your sore hand!

    Best wishes

  2. Dear Sheila and Mervi!
    It is great to meet Nobby and Sisu again.
    Sisu looks huge.

  3. Dear Sheila, Philip and Mervi
    When I visited them in April Nobby and Sisu were still keeping out of each other”s way. Thank you for the chance to see them playing together.

  4. Dear Sheila!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures of Sisu and Nobby, who have grown into impressively large and magnificent polar bears. It is very nice to see that these two, who we first met as cute cubs, have developed so well and are living together in peace and friendship and even playing together.
    Such images are a mood-booster and uplift for the psyche, especially in these bad times.

    Dear Mervi, I am happy with you that your Finnish Viking is doing so well. He looks great!
    Your subtitles are again the cherry on the cake!


  5. dear Sheila,
    thank you so much for these wonderful pictures, I am glad, Sisu and Nobby are good friends, they are looking great and content in their cosy home
    dear Mervi, thank you for sharing with us, and YES, Sisu and Nobby are lovely together,it is always good to have a friend
    dear greetings and big paw waves

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