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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 Ludmila
3:00 AM on April 14, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Ralph
I think the vaccination is a way from lock down.

The sun is shining. Herkules is ready.
Reply ralph
4:26 PM on April 13, 2021 
Mervi everyone has to make their own decision about the vaccine.
I can only say that Covid for me at 65 might well be a death sentence. I have no idea what the risks to me from the Astrazeneca.shots are. But if they give me a fighting chance against Covid I took it and will again however many times it takes
Reply Mervi
4:17 PM on April 13, 2021 
Ralph - There's no doubt the visitors in the YWP were deliriously happy meeting their animal friends again. I was as happy seeing their photos in FB. :D It must have been nice even for you and your friend to visit a pub after the closing period.

Chris - Yes, Fatou is a grand old lady and I wish her many more good years.

Ludmila - I'm not sure I want to take the vaccination yet. I would like to know more.

Leti - Thessaloniki must be beautiful in the Spring. Hopefully the sun will be shining soon.
Reply Leti
11:48 AM on April 13, 2021 
I am trying to catch up with everything here in the Knuipe.
Mervi-Spring has arrived here but this morning it rained a bit.
Ralph-The weather is warm here.
Reply Ludmila
9:25 AM on April 13, 2021 
Ralph
I think you can be optimistic. I think in summer you will be able to visit Germany.
Mervi
How long do you have to wait for vaccination?
Reply Chris
8:46 AM on April 13, 2021 
LUDMILA - meine Amseln haben schon Junge.
Sie müssen tapfer sein. Jetzt am Tag ist es
nicht mehr so kalt. :)

MERVI - Fatou ist ein Phänomen.
Am Ende wird sie noch 100. :)
Die Bärchen sind niedlich.

Gib die Hoffnung nicht auf.
Bis zum Sommer werden
doch wohl in Schweden
alle geimpft sein.... :)
Reply ralph
7:38 AM on April 13, 2021 
Yesterday the shops opened again and it was a sunny day so I went to nearby Bicester on the bus and started shopping again.
Later on I was able to sit outside and have a Pizza Bella Italia (fresh tomatoes) and chatted to a woman training to be a nurse, whose partner is a doctor. It was good to be back in the real world.
At five oclock I met my friend and we were able to sit outside our usual pub and enjoy a Staropramen or two.
We are hoping the gradually things will return to normal here. Maybe next month I will be able to travel to Doncaster and see Nobby and his new gang. Fortunately Sheila Baker will be there already taking photos.
Sadly there looks to be no chance of my getting to see Kati in Bertin or Nuka in Brussels anytime soon. Still my glass is definitely half full and BN is very happy to be out and about again.
Reply Mervi
6:22 AM on April 13, 2021 
Britta-Gudrun - Isn't it typical - we waited for such a long time for a polar bear cub in Orsa and now we can't see him/her 'live'. I'm still hoping though.

Today we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LADY FATOU who celebrates her 64th birthday!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:59 AM on April 13, 2021 
Guten Tag zur Mittagszeit!

Auch wenn die Sonne scheint, weht draussen ein frischer Wind und den Voegeln ist zu raten, mit ihrem Brutgeschaeft noch etwas zu warten.

Mervi, in Orsa warten drei suesse kleinen Baeren auf dich und Vesa. Vielleicht koennt ihr bei guter Gesundheit doch in diesem Jahr hinfahren? Das waere toll und ich wuensche es euch von ganzem Herzen, sofern ihr noch eine gute Catsitterin habt.

Chris, Lolifant Otto ist ein Wonneproppen!
Reply Mervi
5:29 AM on April 13, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Miss April seems to have finished her shopping and has arrived in her new Spring outfit - the sun is shining! :D

Chris - Thank you for the lovely greetings in the Backroom. It's heart warming to see lolifantje Otto doing so fine. Of course, the birds and the lovely flowers are lovely, too.

Ludmila - I hope 'your birds' best of luck and hope they'll be patient with the off spring.

Again I must announce a CUTENESS WARNING! In KWM you can meet brown bear Losa's two cubbies. They live in Orsa.

I wish everybear and everybody a most pleasant Tuesday! Enjoy this April day but please, take care!
Reply Ludmila
2:54 AM on April 13, 2021 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
The night was cold, about -2°C. The day will be cold too.
Chris
Wir haben viele Voegelchen am Futter. Ich hoffe sie warten noch mit dem Nachwuchs.
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!