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Ranua Zoo

Last Saturday I visited Ranua Zoo. I hadn't been there before mainly because it's situated in the middle of nowhere. I had to drive 1300 kilometres to get there and back home.

Some foreigners may think that polar bears are common in Finland but in fact there are only three of them and they live in Ranua Zoo. So far I haven't had a chance to see wild polar bears but I wish I could see them some day. 

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Two of the bears are females, this is one of them but which one... they look like twins 

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She's the other female 

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She's enjoying the last snow layers. Snow will melt soon. 

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His paws are huge but huge is the bear too, almost 3 metres tall when standing!

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Nice teeth 

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Scratching herself

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He is not as white as females are 

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In this photo she looks like a dead bear but she was just licking the ice 

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onedayonebird
May. 11th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
The second picture is so cute.
I've made even more kilometers than you to be able to see polar bears in a zoo. It was in San Diego Zoo (OK, I didn't do the trip especially for that...).
korpun
May. 16th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I also had something else to do there but used the oppotunity while I was already pretty close
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korpun
May. 16th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know about that! Maybe I'll send Ivan there :)
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