News and reports from Scandinavia

Please, sign the petition to save Orsa Predator Center!

Jan 14th, 2022 | By | Category: Orsa

14.1.2022 by Mervi
Unfortunately I’m not a millionaire so I can’t help Orsa Predator Center with money. My only ‘weapon’ is words – that’s why I started a petition to save this wonderful park so the animals can stay there. Please, sign the petition as soon as possible.

Hope’s babies are doing fine!

Dec 29th, 2021 | By | Category: Orsa

29.12.2021 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
Today Hope’s baby bears are 1 month old and they have grown a lot but, of course, they are still very tiny. Hope has proved to be a good mother.


Dec 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: Orsa

3.12.2021 – Source: Orsa Predator Center On the 30 November the keepers came to Hope’s den to do the routine morning tasks. They were surprised to hear the same kind of screaming they heard a year ago when Miki was born. Via webcams they could see that Hope had given birth to two cubbies! On […]

Brown bear cub Aina frolicking in the snow

Nov 20th, 2021 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

Do you remember Aina – the little orphaned brown bear cub that was brought to Sulo Karjalainen? Now Aina has grown a lot. The other brownies are already hibernating and maybe Aina has retired, too, when I’m writing this.

The Winter is here!

Oct 20th, 2021 | By | Category: Orsa

20.10.2021 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
Old Man Winter has made his entry in Orsa and he didn’t come empty handed! It snowed for the first time on last Friday but today (19th of October) the snow has decided to stay on the ground.

Sad news from Ranua – Nord has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Oct 16th, 2021 | By | Category: Ranua 2020

16.10.2021 – Source: The Ranua Wildlife Park We are extremely sorry to tell that we have lost Nord, the 16 year old polar bear male. Nord arrived to Ranua last february. Nord became very ill and did not respond to treatment. Nord was euthanised to stop his suffering. Nord will be greatly missed by the […]

Aalborg – Imaq and Inuk are best friends

Sep 28th, 2021 | By | Category: Denmark

28.9.2021 – Photos by Jeanette Johnson
Jeanette visited the polar bear family in the Aalborg Zoo on the 8th of September and met Inuk and Imaq happily playing in the water.

Orsa in August 2021

Sep 1st, 2021 | By | Category: Orsa

1.9.2021 – Source: Orsa Predator Center
July was a very hot month even in Orsa but August offered more BEARable temperaturs both for the animals and the humans. Soon the Autumn is here and the brownies are preparing themselves for the hibernation.

Aalborg – Malik, Inuk and Imaq in August 2021

Aug 26th, 2021 | By | Category: Denmark

26.8.2021 – Photos by Helle Nygaard
It’s been quite a while since we saw photos of Malik, Inuk and Imaq but now our friend Helle has visited the sweet family in the Aalborg Zoo.

Juuso Coffee for the benefit of the Predator Center

Jul 30th, 2021 | By | Category: Kuusamo Predator Center

30.7.2021 – Source: Kuusamo Predator Center
Brown bear Juuso has become famous for his paintings that has been sold for the benefit of the Kuusamo Predator Center. Now he has found another way to raise money for the center.