The Memory Lane

Erinnerung an Knut in Summer/Autumn 2007

May 5th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.5.2021 – Photos by Gudrun
We called this special year ‘TwothousandKnut’ with all the reason. This was a year we will always remember! What fantastic and beautiful memories we have from that happy year!



Nostalgie – Knuti Will Urlauben

Apr 5th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.4.2021 by Teddybärenmutti
Yesterday would have been Teddybärenmutti’s 70th birthday but sadly she’s no longer with us. I re-publish this old story to honour the memory of three beloved friends – Knut, TD and TBM.



Knut nostalgie – Ice breakers connecting people

Mar 19th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

19.3.2021 by Knut and Mervi (in English / auf Deutsch)
Ten years have passed since the black Saturday in March 2011 when we received the tragic news from Berlin. Our beloved Knut had left us – but as we know now he never really left us. His spirit lives in our hearts and even in the pages in this magazine.



Knut nostalgie – It’s been a wonderful winter!

Mar 5th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.3.2021 – Photos by LeenaP
Ciao amici! I speak quite fluent Italian nowadays. Wow, what a winter we’ve had. La Donna and I are so glad it lasted so long this time. Hopefully it will come again in December!



Goodbye Olinka! Remembering a caring mother bear

Feb 11th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

12.2.2021 by Molly Merrow A patient mother, a gentle bear. Olinka is being remember with much love. She died at Rotterdam Zoo on Tuesday, February 9, following a decline in her health in the past few months. She was put under anesthesia, and it was found that she had advanced liver and kidney disease, and […]



We have lost another angel

Feb 9th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

9.2.2021 by Molly Merrow

Beautiful Anana, 20 years old, was killed today by her mate Nuka in the Detroit Zoo. Anana had been in Detroit for the past year, but had been denned up for the past few months. She and Nuka were reunited a week ago. Something went wrong, terribly wrong, on Monday, February 8, and he killed her.



Knut loved the snow

Feb 4th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.2.2021 – by Mervi, Photos by Gudrun, Monika, Marion K
Like all polar bears our Knuti loved the snow. I’m glad he had a chance to feel the white stuff under his paws several times during his short life.



Nostalgie – I wish Daddy could see me now

Jan 5th, 2021 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.1.2021 – Photos by Doris and Jessie Webb, Collage by Dumba
This article was first published on the 1st of October 2009. I think it deserves to be published once more! It’s about Knut’s and Giovanna’s first date.



The legends live forever

Dec 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.12.2020 by Mervi, Collages by Doro and Dumba
Fourteen years have gone since the day Tosca gave birth to a tiny polar bear baby. Unfortunately she couldn’t take care of the cub herself but we will always be grateful for the precious gift she gave us.



Knut in November 2009

Nov 5th, 2020 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.11.2020 – Photos and the video by Gudrun
Maybe Knut was dreaming of the Winter when Gudrun took these photos. He has a dreamy look in some of them.