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Discussion in 'Finland' started by kiang, 30 Dec 2013.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Bjoern alluded to it in one of his Leipzig posts, it was the Ranua zoo in Finland that received 2 male musk deer form the German zoo.
     
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    Male polar bear "Ranzo", born 18 Nov 2011, was transferred to Vienna on 5 May 2014. He is doing well there, yesterday he was allowed to explore his outdoor enclosure for the very first time. I'm sure, he likes it :D

    Wien: Ranzo schnuppert Wiener Luft! | zoobesuche
     
  3. Shirokuma

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    Some more news on Ranua from YLE Finland's public service broadcaster:

    Spring love in the air; Lapland zoo hopes for new polar bear cubs
    Many animal lovers’ eyes teared up when the popular polar bear cub Ranzo moved to a new home in Austria last week. Now there’s new hope that the union of his parents may bring the birth of a fresh litter of cubs at the end of the year.

    Excitement is swirling at Ranua in Lapland over the prospect of new polar bear cubs that could be born at the local zoo. Zookeepers report that a good-looking couple – Venus and Manasse – mated during the spring, lifting hopes that at least one new cub could be born later this year.

    “Evidently there’s been love in the air and by November or December we’ll see whether or not we get one or more new cubs,” said zookeeper Mari Heikkilä.

    The bear couple’s previous pup Ranzo had been the first cub to survive in captivity in Finland. Last week he moved to the Vienna Zoo in Austria, where he’s already exploring the enclosure he shares with another bear, Lynn.

    Owls coming out of their shells too

    Spring fever has also taken over another couple at the zoo, Lapland owls Kalle and Alexis. Kalle, who was originally thought to be male, hence the name, is actually the female in the pair. She has now nested and two eggs were found in the avian home. They are expected to hatch in a few weeks.

    “Alexis is watching closely as Kalle sits on the eggs. His previous partner’s eggs didn’t hatch, so he probably wants to make sure everything goes well this time,” Heikkilä said.

    If the eggs do indeed hatch, the fledglings will be the first Lapland owl chicks to be born at the zoo.
     
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    Sad news from Ranua Polar bear den:
    The little ones did not survive.
     
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