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Will the Spring be Spring like this year?

Posted by Mervi on March 4, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Collage by Mervi, Knut by Gudrun

Dear friends! After the non-existing Winter it's Spring time again. Let's hope that at least this season will be more 'normal' than the Winter was!

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Reply ralph
8:31 AM on March 31, 2020 
Dear Mervi I am pleased that the excellent Danish zoos are going to get help. The KWMarticle about Copenhagen will help to make up for my visit.
The images of Flocke and her amazing three cubs show that like Valeska she is a great mum. It is greatly to the credit of the team in Nuremberg who hand reared her. Her fur is very Russian, perhaps the Rostock legacy?
I hope UncleSergej will make us a Flockerona drink for us tonight.
Reply Dumba
4:03 AM on March 31, 2020 
MERVI - I missed the "FLOCKE plus 3 cubs-link" yesterday in the evening - and now I am in DAY-dreams! :-) . . . They are uncredibly cuuuute. Look at those little paws at the glass window: awwwwwwww....! . . . I just feel a bit pity with dear FLOCKE - it must be sooo entiring to feed and protect three little agile cubs simultaneously. And I am always concerned about a third cub, as I automatically think of the wonderful KNUT-film commented by the WIND where the third cub never got enough food and was nearly unable to follow mother and its sibblings until it had to give up completely and died. All my fingers and toes are crossed that this 'vierblaettriges Kleeblatt' will ALL FOUR survive and have a healthy and happy life!

I am also concerned today about your remark that you are 'TOO TIRED'.
hopefully this is no sign of a next reason to be in sooroows about your and VESA's general health condition!!?? . . . Sending good vibes to you and all around (YEO, BRITTA-GUDRUN, fff = anybody else in pain and/or trouble (ok, we all are in kind of trouble but some have also always their "extra Paeckchen zu tragen"!

PATRICIA ROBERTS is their any price to expect if one knows the answer to your quizz??
Hm, I guess I know it and am curious to get to know whether there is by any chance left an 'oxtail in a vase' . . ? ;-))))) : kirsenpittenkussentje !? :-)

Enjoy another sunny day after half an hour of snow yesterday.
The sunshine at our end (CCC) is simply wonderful at the moment!
Reply Mervi
3:39 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! It's hard to believe it was snowing yesterday in Central Europe. Here the sunny weather continues .... We did some grocery shopping early in the morning and I was happy to see some cute rabbits in a park near us.

It really is unbelievable that Flocke is such a good mother - and fantastic that all her three cubbies have made it. It's not so usual! I could watch the video for hours. :D

I have more cuteness for you in KWM. Even though the Copenhagen Zoo is closed a lot of things are happening there. Please, check the little article of INUVIK & CO.

I wish everybody a very pleasant Tuesday!
Reply Ludmila
3:25 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Jetzt ist einfach nicht der Moment die Zirkusse zu bekaempfen. Wir muessen erst aus der Krise raus kommen. Es gibt im Moment sehr viele Einrichtungen, die auf Spenden angewiesen sind. Es soll nicht noch mehr werden.
We visited Flocke as she with Hope was. She had very good fur and she was very round. I think she gets a lot of food :) She was very good mother for Hope. It is heartwarming to see her with 3 cubs.
Herkules is ready
Reply patricia roberts
3:14 AM on March 31, 2020 
Good morning Dear All,
The day started rather grey but now the sun is there again.
Mervi, thank you for posting the video of Flocke and her babies. It appears that she knows what to do with these little rascals. But they are sooo cute. Unbelievable that as a handraised cub, Flocke is now such a wonderful mother. And what amazed me the most is her fur, long, thick and beautiful. Actually, only the Russian polar bears do hae such fur. Most probably that her ice grotto is helping her in that regard. But she is a real beauty.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
6:06 PM on March 30, 2020 
man kann es kaum glauben, dass Flocke drei Jungtiere bis jetzt so erfolgreich grossgezogen hat, denn der dauernde Kampf an der Milchbar ist nicht zu uebersehen. Flocke wirkt auch etwas erschoepft und muede.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
5:39 PM on March 30, 2020 
Ludmila, du hast mich falsch verstanden und eine unglueckliche Wortwahl benutzt:
Ich wuensche mir schon lange die Beendigung der Tierdressuren in Zirkussen und hoffe natuerlich unabhaengig davon, dass man die Tiere auch jetzt noch gut versorgen kann.
Also mein Anliegen an dich: Bitte nicht immer gleich bei jeder Kritik so heftig reagieren.
Ich ware nicht in diesem Blog, wenn ich mich ueber das Elend oder die schlechte Haltung von Tieren "freuen" koennte...
Reply Ludmila
4:13 PM on March 30, 2020 
Yes, it is true about the Jurassic Park. It is easy to imagine a dinosaur in this nature.
The video is wonderful. Flocke is a very good mother, the cubs are cute.
Reply Mervi
4:11 PM on March 30, 2020 
Dear friends! I'm too tired to write anything but I just have to insert this link to a wonderful video of Flocke and her trio. I hope the link works!


I'm sure we will all have sweet dreams after watching! :D Good night!
Reply patricia roberts
3:57 PM on March 30, 2020 
Ludmila, is this really true about Jurassic Park???? I must confess that when I saw your pics they immediately reminded me of that but never thought it would so close. Nevertheless, the nature is extremely beautiful.
And this evening, i saw my little birdies again, little blue tit and little big tit. But it appears that both brougth their girlfriend/boyfriend with (or as we say in Dutch: ze hadden hun lief meegebracht). Nevertheless, when I compare them to the other tits (blue or big), they all four are really small, but they do not quarrel like the others.
And now, I need my bed and guess what else I also need?????
Reply Ludmila
3:13 PM on March 30, 2020 
Jurassic Park was filmed on the Island Oahu at Hawaii
Reply Ludmila
3:10 PM on March 30, 2020 
Die Zirkusse sind jetzt pleite, wie alle andere private Firmen. Bevor du dich darueber freust, denke an die Tiere, die im Moment auf der Strecke bleiben. Die Zoos und Gnadenhoefe haben jetzt genug eigenen Problemen.
I am afraid the first month will go well, the second month will be disaster.
You are right about a financial massacre.
We need a strong drink tonight
Reply Britta-Gudrun
2:13 PM on March 30, 2020 
Mervi, ich bin sicher, dass die grossen Zoos von ihren Bundeslaendern ebenfalls finanzielle Hilfe bekommen, bei den vielen kleinen Wildparks habe ich allerdings ernste Bedenken, weil sie keine "Prestigeobjekte" sind und oftmals in privater Hand sind oder von Ehrenamtlichen betrieben werden, wie wir aus einigen Berichten von MoniK erfahren haben.
Bei dieser Gelegenheit denke ich auch an die Zirkusse, die leider immer noch Tierdressuren vorfuehren und hoffe, dass dort jetzt endlich ein Umdenken stattfindet - die Sprache des Geldes verstehen selbst die ansonsten Uneinsichtigen...
Reply patricia roberts
2:10 PM on March 30, 2020 
Good evening Dear All,
Yeo, it is almost impossible to believe to have snow and yet, today, I was having the feeling that snow is/was in the air. Na ja, Winter is not over yet and til Mid May, we may expect strange weather, isnâ??t it. Hope that everything will soon goes better with you. And yes, maybe, it is a blessing that the very old ones amongst us do not realize what is happening.
Dear All, reading that Annemarieâ??s new kitchen is installed is like music to my ear. Heaven knows what kind of delicious things we may expect from now on.
I do not know how the situation is in your home countries, but here in Belgium, a lot of people are now technically unemployed. This means that the government is paying a kind of replacing income (for the time being). Also, a lot of self-employed people are without income because they had to close their business (restaurants, pubs, hair dressers and so forth). Also for them, there is the same temporarily solution. But we all know that this may not take too long. Last Saturday, I read an article in my newspaper about people living in such circumstances and the tenure was always the same: we can manage the first month, we will have to be very careful during the second month, we will have troubles during the third month and we dare not even think about the fourth month. I hope that it will take that long. But one thing is for sure: whatever happens, it will end in a financial massacre for all of us.
With regard to Zoos: here in Belgium, they got subsidies, but of course, their main income is based on visitors. And that brought me to Gnadenhof für Baren: they do not have subsidies but only survive on the basis of donations. And I am afraid that a lot of such institutions will face serious problems.
Like Mervi wrote: we may not complain, we have everything we need (compared to former times and present). By the way, Mervi, I saw that Inge has posted a comment in KWM. Hope she will find the way back home.
by the way, Dumba, you know that I adore my kersenpittenkussentje, isn't it.
Reply Mervi
1:54 PM on March 30, 2020 
Dumba - I'm glad somebody thought my news from Copenhagen were good .... :D

Ralph - I hope you had a nice chat with your friend. I'm sure Staropramen is a good 'engine' for talking. :D

Yeo - Oh bear, it was snowing in Berlin! Some snow is predicted here, too, but during the night so I guess I won't be seeing any of it. - Please, let your knee rest!
Reply Yeo
10:49 AM on March 30, 2020 

Hello dear Knuipians!

Heute hat es hier in Berlin geschneit! Es blieb sogar eine Weile liegen und auf den Bäumen liegt der Schnee immer noch.

Mein Mann hat gestern mit seiner Mutter telefoniert und ihr zum Geburtstag gratuliert. Sie wusste gar nicht mehr, daÃ? sie Geburtstag hat. Sie hat ihren Sohn mit "Gute Nacht und schlaf gut" verabschiedet. Ich bin froh, dass sie nichts vermisst.
Heute hätte mein Papa seinen 91. Geburtstag.

Ich bin froh, nicht aus dem Haus zu muessen. Das Laufen geht noch schlecht.
Ich wuensche euch allen einen guten Abend.
Bleibt alle gesund.
Reply Yeo
10:42 AM on March 30, 2020 
Reply ralph
10:26 AM on March 30, 2020 
It is great that Denmark will help its zoos. Unfortunately Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a private company and will have to raise money from Banks or investers. The UK Government is already massively overstretched trying to pay money to all the people who would lose their jobs. The Highland Wildlife Park is somewhat luckier as it and Edinburgh Zoo are in Scotland where there is a separate system. Zoom in Gelsenkirchen and Wildlands Emmen may also find it hard to get money from their areas.
Today the weather was so grey and cold that I have not gone outside at all.
I am speaking to my friend on the phone as BN has suggested we open bottles of Staropramen and speak on the phone at 1800. I will be along later for my Polarona.
Reply Dumba
7:53 AM on March 30, 2020 
MERVI _ That's really happy news. Thank you. Hopefully the Governments of other countries, e.g. also Germany, will follow this example . . .
Reply Mervi
7:42 AM on March 30, 2020 
Ludmila - Of course, i know many people have no money and have lost or will loose their jobs but I'm glad that Denmark hasn't forgotten the zoo animals either.