Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park
Hello dear readers! It's me - your 'Nalle' again! Have you missed me?
I have a lot to tell you even this time. Maybe you remember my mama made me take a nap but now I'm fully awake - and I mean FULLY awake!
Mama, please, wake up! I need company!
Rise and shine, mama! Many polar bears envy us because we have so much snow here. We can't waste our time napping all day!
My dear son, when you reach my age you'll understand the importance of napping ....
But I'm not your age yet! So, please, open your eyes.
OK, that's better!!
Before we start playing I have to make my inspection round.
I'm really excited to see if the bushes are green now.
But first I try to make a snow ball. Oh bear, it isn't very round but it will do .....
Oh no, these stupid bushes and trees are not green!
I made a very thorough examination but no green leaves!
Mama, you said they would turn green ....
Dear boy, you must sleep many nights until the snow has melted and the grass, the bushes and the trees are green.
But mama, I've slept several nights today ....
Naps during the day isn't the same as the nights, dear boy. When it gets dark then it's night.
Oh bear, how on earth am I going to explain the difference between night and day in the Summer when the sun never sets here! That boy isn't going to sleep at all ....
Oh well, now it's still Winter so we can just forget about the Summer time for a while and simply be happy about our white enclosure.
Mama, I heard you! What else happens in the Summer?
When the snow melts we can go swimming and diving in our pool. You can also feel the soft grass under your paws. We can play football or play with a tyre in the water - oh, there are lots of things to do even in the Summer.
Why can't you tell me exactly when the Summer comes? How many nights do I have to sleep?
We never know the exact date but let's be patient. The Summer will come - sooner or later! I promise!
'Nalle' was satisfied with the explanation. He was so happy with his mama.
There are so many sweet photos of me. Mervi tried to choose the best pics but it was a mission impossible so I show you them all! Without further words - enjoy the white cuteness!
In the evening the whiteness turns into fireworks. The northern lights in Ranua are magnificent!
You are all welcome to visit me! That's all for now but I hope to be back soon!