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Last of the snow this Winter?

Posted by Mervi on February 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Monika aus Berlin

Dear friends! Old Man Winter is already planning his retirement and Miss Spring will soon make her entré. However, there's still time to enjoy the snow of this season!

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Reply Dumba
5:49 PM on March 15, 2017 
CHILDREN's BOOKs for the little RANUA-VIKING-boy:


If you click into the 'Auf nach Walhalla kleiner VIKINGER!' cover picture
you get a big copy of this cover, and if you click the right hand arrow
at this this picture, you get to a side where you can scroll down
and get other nice motives to say ' GOOD NIGHT ! '
. . . and that's what I'll do right now ;)

. . .
Reply Chris
5:18 PM on March 15, 2017 

Ich schaue auf einen Drink herein.

MERVI - Venus Baby ist niedlich. :)

TBV - alles Gute zum Namenstag !
Reply Bärgit
5:10 PM on March 15, 2017 
Hallo Ihr Lieben!

Teddybärenvati - Alles Gute zum Namenstag!

Mervi - How are your travel plans coming along?
Will you cover the 1,800 km one-way by car, plane or Bearforce One?

Proud Mamy Venus and little 'Nalle' look so happy and beautiful.
The snow is the bearfect welcome for the little one.

Christine, Knuti-Judi - I hope your shovels and the shovel operators can take a break soon.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
3:41 PM on March 15, 2017 
Mervi ja Vesa - Risto kiittää huomioimisesta.
Reply ralph
2:57 PM on March 15, 2017 
The latest photos from Ranua are quite superb.
Seeing Venus and her cub as well as the gorgeous Milana
I can understand what Patricia means. It is indeed true that the Doncaster experiment may not work. It is in any case only intended as a temporary home for young bears like Nobby.
Reply Christine Chinni
2:53 PM on March 15, 2017 
Second snow day in a row here, but the knusband dug out the car so that I can get my message late this afternoon!

Happy Hump day, Alle!
Reply Mervi
2:00 PM on March 15, 2017 
Teddybärenmutti - It's Risto's name today so Venus chose a good day for presenting her son! :D

Patricia - We have often said that a polar bear lady should be white, fluffy and roundish and Milana certainly is all that. In other words a perfectly beautiful lady! :D - I also hope the zoos will think of the possible cubbies when they make plans for a polar bear enclosure. I'm glad that Orsa is patiently waiting although they've been offered to have more polar bears. One day all the space will be needed - at least I hope so!
Reply patricia roberts
12:38 PM on March 15, 2017 
Good evening Dear All, as usual, I am centuries behind with all postings, reports and pics. But I would like to drop a few words with regard to Milana in Zoo Hannover. She is gorgeous, isn?t she!!!! I do not know what food she got, but she is well-filled, sexy and very lively.
I saw the remarks of some of you in connection with the fear what will happen to Nanuq and Sprinter in the near future. I have been thinking of that. But I have to make some remarks too. Hoping that zoos should better possess of at least of two or three enclosures (one for mother-child, one for the papa and one for the ones waiting to move to another zoo) is wishful thinking, especially because of the financial situation of most zoos worldwide!!! For the simple reason, the money is never there.
In the past, I have read articles where young male polar bears have spent some time together (in Churchill Bay) and filled their days with wrestling and play-fighting before they leave again and go their own ways. But it is not part of their normal life situation.
Having a group of the same gender is a rather new concept in zoos to keep polar bears, but the results on a long-term basis are still unknown. And I really wonder whether it is after all feasible (unless they are all neutered). Polar bears are loners and only in zoos, they are forced to live together. However, males and females meeting and mating is definitely a natural situation.
Knowing how endangered the living circumstances are for polar bears in the wild, especially with regard to their survival, I believe that zoos do have here a responsibility in maintaining the species. And although some may say that only 50% of the babies are surviving in the zoos, we must remember that in the wild, only 10% do survive their 2 first years.
And now, I have to finalize my part for our monthly potluck.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
11:25 AM on March 15, 2017 
Liebe Ludmila!

Venus`und Manasse´s Bube ist hier DIE ERSTE NACHRICHT.

Warum Venus wollte nicht Nalle heraus kommen? Manasse lebt aud andere Seite der Steinmauer, aber Venus kann sehr gut Manasse riechen und sie hat Angst..
Reply Mervi
11:02 AM on March 15, 2017 
THERE ARE NEW WONDERFUL PHOTOS BY MARKO JUNTTILA IN KWM. I made it a new lead and the report I publish earlier today is now in the column 'Ranua'. Oh bear, I'm so happy about our Mini-Viking! :D

Ralph, Filomena, Britta-Gudrun - I've spent the whole day in Ranua so now I'll take a little break. See you later!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
10:06 AM on March 15, 2017 
Welcome little Viking in our knuipe!
Mervi I am happy with you.
Reply Filomena
9:28 AM on March 15, 2017 
Mervi what a nice article in KWM and so sweet pictures of Venus and her baby, thank you
I can understand you are very happy
Dumba vielen Dank fuer die tolle Essnsauswahl
Dear Alle I wish you a good Wednesday
here we have clouds and a bit sun
I hope the snow storm is not too bad in USA
dear greetings to Alle
Reply ralph
9:10 AM on March 15, 2017 
Congratulations to you and to Ranua on the first
public appearance of Venus and her son.
Your pictures in KWM are a welcome bright spot
after the sad loss in Berlin.
Reply Mervi
7:41 AM on March 15, 2017 
Teddybärenmutti - Unfortunately I didn't see the live broadcasting from the beginning but oh bear, how I loved to see the cubbie when he had come out! :D

Reply Teddybärenmutti
6:27 AM on March 15, 2017 

Guck mal Yle Areena. Dort ist ein Film. Er kam zum Schluss aus.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
6:21 AM on March 15, 2017 
Gerade in Radio Nachrichten:
Venus lass nicht Baby herauskommen. Vielleich ist es sehr lustig im Nest.
Reply Mervi
5:51 AM on March 15, 2017 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Dear fluffy angel - this is a big day for all Finnish polar bear lovers. :D

Teddybärenmutti - I'm sure there are a lot of visitors wanting to see Venus' baby boy 'live'. :D

Dumba - The breakfast was fantastic as usual! I hope I didn't eat too much ... :D

Britta-Gudrun, Ludmila - I'm sooooo thrilled. Let's hope Venus is in a good mood and comes out with her son. :D

As you can understand I'm going to spend the next few hours trying to find information and hopefully nice photos from Ranua. I wish everybody a very good Hump Day!
Reply Ludmila
4:32 AM on March 15, 2017 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Ich nehme an Venus und ihr Baby werden auch im Fernseher gezeigt bei Euch :)
I went early in the bed yesterday. I drink a pot of Herkules with you.
Reply Teddybärenmutti
4:06 AM on March 15, 2017 
Der Kleine ist schon sehr eifrig aus kommen, aber was denkt mama Venus.
Sicher ein grosses Funclub wartet auf.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:50 AM on March 15, 2017 
Guten Morgen!
Dumba, ich nehme das ganze Fruehstueckspaket,
damit ich fuer den Niedlichkeitsalarm aus Ranua kraeftig genug bin.

Mervi, ich druecke die Daumen, dass Venus in guter Stimmung
fuer die Presse ist!