Ralph’s reports

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.

Antibes – Flocke and her cubs in the Cold

Nov 11th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

11.11.2020 by Ralph Morton
It seems a lifetime ago since my mad dash to France in August to visit Flocke and her three cubs. Fortunately I have lots of photos to remind me of them. I am going to share them and my other visits with you as we go through the Winter.

My visit to YWP 25 to 26 September Part 3 – Polar Bear contacts

Oct 24th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

24.10.2020 by Ralph Morton
YWP is located in typical English green countryside. Watching Polar Bears in such a beautiful place takes on new meaning after months of Covid confinement.

YWP visit 25 to 26 September: Part 2 Bears in the Water

Oct 15th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

15.10.2020 by Ralph Morton
The land and water features at YWP resemble closely the tundra areas of Canada or Russia where Polar Bears come on land in Summer.

YWP visit 25-26 September – Part 1 – Rasputin and other animals

Oct 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.10.2020 by Ralph Morton
I decided at short notice to visit YWP (Yorkshire Wildlife Park) near Doncaster in order to see Rasputin, as there were rumours that he will go to Estonia to carry on breeding cubs.