Ralph’s reports

Good morning, Marineland!

Jun 13th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

13.6.2021 by Ralph Morton
All too soon it was the last day of my visit to Marineland in August 2020. Thursday morning saw Flocke and her cubs back in the large upper enclosures.

A quiet Wednesday afternoon in Marineland

May 24th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

24.5.2021 by Ralph Morton
After lunch the bright sunshine was getting really warm so I went back to see how Flocke and her three cubs were coping. While Flocke seemed to be watching for the keeper, her cubs were relaxing.

Hannover Zoo – Milana’s Family Photos

May 6th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.5.2021 by Ralph Morton
Seeing Ludmilas lovely photos of Milana and Nana as they are now, I thought it would be fun to share the family photos I collected from my visit in September 2020.

Flocke and her kids: Pool Party at Noon

Apr 26th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

26.4.2021 by Ralph Morton
On the Wednesday of my visit to Marineland, Antibes, the keepers were cleaning the big water tank enclosure so Flocke and co. were in the “Mother and Baby” enclosure with its plunge pool.

Antibes Augusti 2020 – Breaking up after Elevenses

Apr 6th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.4.2021 by Ralph Morton
Feeding three cubs at eleven on the Wednesday took a while. But by 1130 one cub had decided to bask in the sunshine.

Flocke and her cubs in August 2020

Mar 10th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

10.3.2021 by Ralph Morton
Wednesday was proving to be a good day for seeing Flocke and her cubs together in the lower enclosure. The larger enclosures and their deep pools are behind plate glass windows which make them harder to film through.

Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven Wednesday 16 September

Feb 19th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

19.2.2021 by Ralph Morton
I flew into Hamburg late on Tuesday evening. All the arrangements for my week in Germany were in place despite the Corona restrictions. I had been able to buy online tickets for each day.

Antibes Summer 2020 – Good Morning Flocke! Part 1

Feb 4th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

4.2.2021 by Ralph Morton
On Wednesday morning after an excellent French breakfast in the open air. I hurried to the lower enclosure. After a while Flocke put her head out of the den door.

Flocke’s Boys Up Close

Jan 9th, 2021 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

9.1.2021 by Ralph Morton
It is some time since I shared my Marineland Album with you. Those amazing warm days in Antibes seem even more special on a grey January day.

My dates with Katjuscha in September 2020

Nov 16th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

16.11.2020 by Ralph Morton
Between 18 and 22 September I was able to spend my mornings with Katjuscha in Berlin Zoo. She will be 36 years tomorrow (16th of November) and is the oldest Polar Bear in a European Zoo. Despite Covid 19 I had to see her again.