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Happy Spring to everybear and everybody!

Posted by Mervi on March 4, 2021 at 6:50 PM




Collage by Mervi, Original Knut by Gudrun

Dear friends! Even the evil covid-19 can't prevent the Spring to come! Let's hope the light season will be better than the Winter was. Hopefully even the zoos can soon open their gates to the visitors!

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Reply Chris
11:47 PM on April 12, 2021 
MERVI
Im Back-Room gibt es eine kleine Überraschung.

LUDMILA - die Nacht war sehr kalt,
nicht gut für die Blüten, :roll:
( und die jungen Vögel )
Reply Mervi
3:34 PM on April 12, 2021 
Ludmila - Uncle Sergejs samovar is hot. Maybe a cup of tea 'mit Schuss'? :D
Reply Ludmila
2:46 PM on April 12, 2021 
Mervi
We will get the cold night. I need a hot drink :)
Reply Mervi
5:55 AM on April 12, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! The storm has faded away and the sun has appeared in the sky. It's still very cold so my Winter coat was needed when we took a little morning walk.

Chris - I'm sure Ivalo will be broadcasted even in Germany so keep an eye on the TV schedules. At least I find the series in 8 parts very good.

Ludmila - Thanks for the Herkules! A nice cup of coffee is always my cup of tea! :D

Britta-Gudrun - Why the zoos are so eager to get pandas and use enormous sums of money for their enclosures? Of course, the cute pandas are loved by the visitors but because there already are polar bears - why not use the money to make their living conditions better? Especially when they should know by now how beloved the white giants are!

In KWM you can see in Anita's report how the keepers in Hellabrunn do their very best to keep GIOVANNA, NUNA AND NANOOK happy with all kinds of enrichment.

Have a good start of the new week! Take care!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:02 AM on April 12, 2021 
Chris, der Fruehling ist zwar frostig, aber die Pflanzen lassen sich davon nicht abhalten zu spriessen. Der Regen ist sehr segensreich!

Mervi, du hast Recht: neben vielen Fehlgestaltungen der Gehege, die oftmals mehr fuer die Optik der Besucher dienen als den Baeren, wird bei der Zucht einfach die Seperation der maennlichen Baeren im gleichen Zoo vernachlaessigt und ihnen dieser Tourismus aufgezwungen, obwohl die Spaetfolgen der vielen Narkosen dazu hinlaenglich bekannt sind. Da waeren weniger Eisbaehaltungen aber unter optimalen Bedingungen fuer Vaeter und ihre Familien einfach besser. Warum sind die Zooverwaltungen so wenig lernfaehig trotz einiger guter Beispiele?
Hellabrunn ist heute wieder ein echter Hingucker im KWM.

Ich wuensche einen guten Start in die neue Woche!
Reply Ludmila
3:21 AM on April 12, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
We had a lot of rain yesterday and in the night. Today is dry and cold.
Herkules is ready
Reply Chris
2:41 AM on April 12, 2021 
GOOD MORNING

Over night we had a lot of rain.
Good for mother nature after
the dry weeks. But its pretty
chilly outside. brrrr ;)

MERVI - I don t know IVALO.

I didn t read the books, but
the TV-series was produced
with very good actors and :)
strange ideas, interesting !
( REBECKA MARTINSSON)

Some shopping is on the schedule.
I wish everybody a good start to the
new week - spring is improving: in
front of my window its becoming
more and more green... :)
Reply Ludmila
1:50 PM on April 11, 2021 
Mervi
I do not know Ivalo.
Reply Mervi
1:42 PM on April 11, 2021 
Britta-Gudrun - I agree that the polar bears' enclosure in the Tennoji Zoo isn't as good as it should be. However, the keepers do their best to keep their bears happy and healthy. This time they understood Shilka and her baby need peace and quiet for a while. - I have only seen two good polar bear enclosures with my own eyes - Orsa and Hellabrunn. Even Rostock looks good now after the rebuilding. - What I don't understand why for example Copenhagen used a lot of money to build something for the visitors but in my opinion totally forgot the polar bears. The same goes for many other zoos. The male bears still have to move if and when a cub is born. - The enclosures in Ranua aren't optimal but at least there are two equal enclosures so Manasse didn't have to leave when Ranzo and Sisu were born. - Now the male bears are travelling from zoo to zoo and fathering cubs so most young polar bears in Europe are more or less related.

Chris, Ludmila - I've read some books of Rebecka Martinsson but I didn't really like them. I haven't watched the TV-versions. - Have you seen Ivalo? It's a German-Finnish production which I found quite good.

Dave - I hope you had a nice walk! - Good luck with the tax forms!
Reply DAVE
12:49 PM on April 11, 2021 
Good Afternoon.

It is 10C and raining today. The rain fell so hard last night that it actually woke me up. I have been working on filling out my mom's income tax forms and if there is time I'll complete mine as well.

Right now there is a break in the grey sky and the sun is peaking through occasionally, so I'm going to get out for my walk now.

Ralph - Our PM has turned out to be quite inept at running the country and has been investigated by the ethics committee 3 times. All 3 times he has been found guilty of serious breaches of the public trust. Yet he still gets re-elected.

I wish everyone a peaceful Sunday.
Reply Ludmila
12:38 PM on April 11, 2021 
Hello friends!
Annemarie
Bei uns kommen manchmal die Eichhoernchen zum Vogelfutter :)
Chris
Wir gucken Rebecka Martinson auch.
Bei uns war heute kalt und nass, es waren wenig Leute im Wald.
Mervi
The people from Novosibirsk are happy to see Schilka and her child.
Reply Chris
11:55 AM on April 11, 2021 
GUTEN ABEND

Inzwischen sind bei uns die Wolken mit dem Regen
angekommen - es ist signifikant kuehler geworden.

MERVI - ja, mittags hab ich eine Tour gemacht.
Aber Sonntags sind die Wege immer sehr voll.
Die Birdies waren aktiv.

Heute Abend gibt es gutes Fernseh-Programm.
Habt ihr in Schweden die Serie
REBECKA MARTINSSON gesehen ?
Sie spielt in Lappland an der finnischen Grenze.

Wuensche allen einen gemuetlichen Fernsehabend.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
8:27 AM on April 11, 2021 
Mervi, ich habe mir einige der Videos aus japanischen Zoos mit ihren Eisbaeren angesehen und bin entsetzt, dass auch hier die Eisbaeren in einer gleissend weiss gestrichenen Steinwueste ihr Leben fristen und dass bei den Japanern, die fuer ihre feingeistige Kultur und besondere Naturverbundenheit bekannt sind..... Deshalb moechte ich im KWM die Bilder des kleinen Eisbaerchen nicht kommentieren.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
7:52 AM on April 11, 2021 
okay!
Reply Mervi
5:30 AM on April 11, 2021 
Britta-Gudrun - Pasch! We'll celebrate it with a warm toddy in the evening. :D
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:29 AM on April 11, 2021 
Mervi, PASCH!
Reply Mervi
5:28 AM on April 11, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! The storm came with snow during the night but now it's raining. It looks like Miss April is still shopping .... :D

Annemarie - Horrido! I'm glad the weather allowed you and your team take a nice walk in the woods. How kind of Ludwig to think our squirrel friends. I have places food for the birds, too, in our Knugarden. - 'Schaschlik-Spiesse mit Tomaten-Paprika-Sauce' was recommended to me by none less than Madame Nini so, of course, it's my dinner choice today. :D - I think I managed to crack the code, too. - Thank you so much for the Sunday entertainment.

Yeo - Again we have the same kind of weather.

Chris - Are you planning a bike ride to the river today?

In KWM you can meet SHILKA AND HOCHAN in the Tennoji Zoo again.

I wish everybody a most pleasant and relaxing Sunday. Take care!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:28 AM on April 11, 2021 
Einen schoenen Sonntagmorgen!

Annemarie, im Knugarden ging es wieder hoch her und mit Eichhoernchen ist die Zeit immer sehr kurzweilig. Popkorn macht immer gute Laune und vielleicht haben die drei ihren Chauffeuren auch noch etwas von ihrem reichhaltigen Proviant abgegeben.
Heute ist Zuercher Geschnetzeltes mit Kartoffel-Roesti meine Menuauswahl und fuer die Codefrage bin ich leider Expertin gewesen...

Ralph, ja, das war natuerlich eine Verwechslung
Reply Chris
5:19 AM on April 11, 2021 
GUTEN MITTAG

ANNEMARIE
Deine Leckereien kommen gerade richtig.
Ich probiere mal die Reis-Teigtaschen. :)
Und spaeter vielleicht das Zander-Filet...

Die Eichhoernchen sind hier auch sehr aktiv.
Neulich habe ich mehrere Hasen gesehen. :)

Bei uns scheint die Sonne, es wird warm. :D
Wuensche allen einen entspannten Sonntag !
Reply Annemarie Berta
4:14 AM on April 11, 2021 
Dumba: Lieben Dank fuer die Gruesse von Alex. Schoen, dass sie mit Dir Kontakt hat.