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Summer is almost here!

Posted by Mervi on May 3, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (516)

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Hartmuth

Dear friends! The end of April was unusually cold but May has shown us a sunny face. Let's hope this is the beginning of the Summer period. This time of the year is a perfect time to visit our fourlegged friends in different zoos. Not only because there are sweet babies but also to say 'hello' to the adult animals. I'm looking forward to wonderful reports in KWM! :-)

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Let's be grateful for the sweet miracles!

Posted by Mervi on April 13, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (656)

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Doris Webb

Dear friends! The Spring doesn't mean only trees turning green and the fruit trees blooming. It's the time when the young polar bear cubs introduce themselves to us. Juno, Lili, Nick and Simon, Cora's baby still without name when I'm writing this - how adorable they all are! And, of course, we mustn't forget the cubs born in the wild either! Let's be grateful for these miracles!

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Apple and Cherry Blossom Time

Posted by Mervi on March 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (510)

Collage by Mervi, Knut photo by Hartmuth

Dear friends! I hope the apple and cherry blossoms will cheer you up even during sad and bad times. I'm sure our magic bear will help you, too!

I have made a little Easter story for you - just couldn't resist .....

Fiete's Easter Adventure / Fietes österliches Abenteuer

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We're heading towards Spring!

Posted by Mervi on March 2, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (556)

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Hartmuth

Dear friends! Although the Winter hasn't completely left us I decided to declare  the Spring season opened  in the Knuipe. I hope Palle-Jooseppi doesn't mind! :-)

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No snow but it's still Winter!

Posted by Mervi on February 9, 2016 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (589)

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Gudrun

Dear friends! It looks like this Winter is a very mild Winter almost everywhere. However, it's still February so it's possible King Bore will pay us another visit or two .... That's why this thread goes in frosty colours but we can start looking forward to brighter colours!

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A frosty celebration with warm feelings

Posted by Mervi on January 21, 2016 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (564)

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Water

Dear friends! Again it's time to celebrate an anniversary - it was eight years ago I started Knutitours! I want to thank all my co-passangers for the wonderful years and hope our journey will go on and on and on ....


Of course, I've made a little anniversary article in KWM:

Eight years with Knutitours / Acht Jahre mit Knutitours

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Beary New Year 2016!

Posted by Mervi on December 28, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (676)


Dear friends! It's time to thank you all for the year 2015. It has again been a year with both sad and happy news - just like every previous year. I had planned to make a summary of what happened during the year but it proved to be a mission impossible. Instead I published some new year cards from our fluffy friends with just a few words .....

Time for 'thank yous' for the year 2015


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Merry Christmas time to you all!

Posted by Mervi on December 19, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (167)


Dear friends! Christmas is here again! I hope it will be a pleasant, happy holiday for us all!

Of course, I couldn't resist making a little Christmas story for you:

Fiete's Season's Greetings / Fietes Weihnachtsgrüße

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May our days be merry and bright!

Posted by Mervi on November 24, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (580)

Knut by Gudrun

Dear friends! After some grey and rainy weeks we can again enjoy the Christmas decorations and lights. Lets hope the Advent time will be a pleasant waiting for the highlight of the season! Of course, there's also a little story for you:

Fiete's First Advent /Fietes erster Advent

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November - time for polar bear birthdays and births

Posted by Mervi on October 28, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (717)

Photo by Frans

Dear friends! November is a month with many faces. We don't like the greyness but we love to celebrate birthdays and births of our white giant bears. We can hardly wait for - hopefully - happy family news from the polar bear enclosures in many zoos. Personally I hope we will have a Scandinavian baby boom this season!

Even this year I've prepared a little Halloween story for you:


Fiete's first Halloween

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Rocking October to you all!

Posted by Mervi on September 29, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (691)

Photo by Jessie Webb

Dear friends! It's already October and soon the 'cubbie season' is here. Let's hope we will get many happy family news from many zoos! Soon its also time to celebrate the birthdays of our white fluffy friends.

Why don't we start 'rehearsing' the coming parties? Fiete has very kindly invited us all to his October Fest and, naturally, we'll have lots of parties even in our Knuipe!

Fiete arranges October Fest / Fiete organisiert ein Oktober Fest

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Welcome colourful Fall!

Posted by Mervi on September 1, 2015 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (713)

Photo by Gudrun

Dear friends! Although I know not many share my enthusiasm about the Fall I still want to welcome this fantastic season! :-) The weather is still warm but soon we can enjoy the crispy mornings and admire Mother Nature's colourful outfit. Every season has it's own special charm!

I just couldn't help myself writing a little story, too:

Fiete's Fall Feelings /Fietes Herbstgefühle

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If you want to be happy, be!!

Posted by Mervi on August 12, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (558)

Photo by Gudrun

Dear friends! I have pinched the title for this thread from none less than Leo Tolstoy although I'm quite sure even our fluffy angel would say the same! Let's not forget the importance of enjoying our life. Tomorrow will be what it will be but let's not be afraid of being happy today!

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Don't forget to relax!

Posted by Mervi on July 16, 2015 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (718)

Original Knut by Hartmuth, Collage by Mervi

Dear friends! Even though the nice Summer weather makes it possible to work outdoors, please, don't forget the importance of relaxation! Your gardens don't have to be perfect - allow yourselves to enjoy the green grass, the colourful flowers, birds' singing, butterflies flying ..... In the old collage Knut shows you how it's done! :-)

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The Midsummer sun never sets ...

Posted by Mervi on June 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (777)

Photo by Hartmuth

Dear friends!  I think the photo of Knut and TD is one of the most beautiful photos ever. It tells the whole story of a magic bear and his keeper.

The light Summer nights are also filled with magic - our friend Fiete can tell you more about it:


Fiete's Midsummer Night's Dream

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Time to put on the Summer makeup!

Posted by Mervi on May 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (604)

Photo by LeenaP

Dear friends! Even though the days aren't very warm yet the first heat wawe will soon be here - whether we like it or not. Personally I don't like extreme heat - it makes my brain melt. :D However, I'll try to be a sport and 'allow' everybody else to enjoy even the hottest days.

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Knuti's grass was always greener ...

Posted by Mervi on May 7, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (697)

Photo by Monika aus Berlin

Dear friends! Every Spring I remember what a keen gardener our Knut was. By moving the plants around he managed to make the enclosure very green. What a sweet  and skilful polar bear boy he was!

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Highlights and happiness!

Posted by Mervi on April 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (824)

Photo by Doris Webb

Dear friends! The cuteness season keeps rocking and rolling. Many of us are visiting the sweet cubbies almost daily we can see reports of their visits in KWM. They are the highlights of the days bringing so much joy and happiness to us!  For me personally one of the absolute highlights of the whole year will be the visit in Rostock!


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Wrapped in cuteness!

Posted by Mervi on April 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (548)

Photo by Doris Webb

Dear friends! What sweet polar bear cubs there are again! Thanks to the many reporters we've been able to follow them all since they came out with their mothers. I'm truly grateful for all fantastic reports in KWM and hope they will keep coming. The cute cubbies put a spell on us! :-)

There are some Easter greetings from our white fluffy friends in KWM:

Happy Easter to everybunny

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The cubbies are balm to our souls!

Posted by Mervi on March 11, 2015 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (837)

Photo by Gina

Dear friends! March should be a happy month because it's the beginning of the Spring time. However, this month will always be connected with the tragic news from Berlin. This year we have even another reason to feel sad - a dear friend has left us but let's hope she will come back one day. The door is always open! - However, I'm sure all the sweet polar bear babies will cheer us up!

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