Freitag, 16. Oktober 2009

Auf nach Sibirien zu Commander Sedov....

Das ist der 7 jährige Eisbär Commander Sedov aus dem sibirischen Zoo in Krasnoyarsk am 4.Oktober. Ungewöhnlich warme Temperaturen über 20°C noch vor ein paar Tagen, ließen den Commander noch mehr Zeit als ohnehin üblich in seinem Pool verbringen...

Seven-year-old polar bear Commander Sedov shakes off water in his pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo while playing with a ball in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 4, 2009. Unusually warm weather for this time of the year with temperatures over 20 degrees Celcius (68 degree Fahrenheit) has prompted the bear to spend still much more of his time in his pool. Dieses Foto entstand im Juli 2008-
This photo was taken in July 2008...
Wenn es ums Schwimmen, Tauchen und Sich-das-Fell-Ausschütteln geht, ist Commander Sedov nämlich kein Unbekannter....Dieses Foto vom 31.10.2007, da war der Commander also 5, fand ich letztes Jahr zufällig bei Dostoy im Blog, es war damals das erste Mal überhaupt , dass ich dort wegen Eisbären bei ihm in Chicago gelandet bin...

When it's about swimming, diving and shaking off water in different physical states, then Commander Sedov usually appears on the scene...That photo I found accidentally on Dostoy's blog, by the way the very first time ever that I checked for polar bears in Chicago...Also on October 31, 2007- with meat...in the pool...Und hier noch eine ganze Bilderserie vom Tag, als sein Pool nach Reperaturarbeiten wieder "bezugsfertig" war...-

A combination of pictures shows polar bear Commander Sedov jumping into his favourite pool for the first time after maintenance work in a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk August 5, 2008. Commander Sedov leapt on Tuesday into his favourite pool for the first time in over one month when it re-opened after maintenance work. There are two pools in the outdoor enclosure but the six-year-old polar bear prefers to spend most of his time in the one that was closed for re-painting.
Natürlich versuchte ich auch etwas über Sedov und den Roev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnayarsk herauszubekommen, dies ist nicht ganz so einfach. Der Zoo liegt im Westen der Stolby Nature Reserve und gilt als einer der artenreichsten Zoos in Russland.Commander Sedov ist der berühmteste Einwohner des Zoos, er war 2003 ein Geschenk des Governors Alexander Khloponin. Der echte Commander Sedov war im übrigen ein Arktisforscher. Das Foto oben habe ich in einem russischen Blog gefunden, ich vermute es ist Sedov... -

Sure, I also tried to find out more about the commander and the Roev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnayarsk. Not that easy, the zoo is located westward of the entrance to the Stolby Nature Reserve, its animal collection is considered as one of the richest in Russia. Commander Sedov is the zoo's most famous inhabitant and was gifted to the zoo by the governor Alexander Khloponin in 2003. By the way, Commander Sedov, the person, was a polar researcher. The photo above I have found on a Russian blog, it looks like it is Sedov....

Aber ich fand auch noch andere Fotos, aufgenommen im Herbst letzten Jahres...-
But I found other photos too, taken in autum 2008......vielleicht liege ich falsch, aber es sieht mir nicht nach dem Commander aus...Sollte dies etwas die gewachsene Ausgabe von diesem Kleinen unten sein...?

....maybe I am wrong, but to me it does not look like Sedov...Could it be the more grown up version of this bear, a cutie which by the way has been waiting (without any details then) to be presented already for quite some time on my hard disk...?

Das war im Juni 2006, ein verwaistes 4 Monate altes Junges wurde im Zoo von der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsstation auf Wrangel Island in der Arktis zum Aufpäppeln abgegeben...-

A four-month-old polar bear cub peeks out of a shed in an enclosure in a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk June 6, 2006. The weak and hungry orphaned cub was delivered in May from a scientific polar station on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean to Krasnoyarsk zoo to recover, as it lags behind in its development by about one month.Hier rund 2 Wochen später, ebenfalls nach einem Bad mit seinem kleinen Hippo...-
And here about 2 weeks later, after a bath together with its little hippo toy...

Wouldn't it be nice to get to know if there is really still a second polar bear beside Commander Sedov in Krasnoyarsk, I wouldn't mind some more details about both of them...

Photo credits:
Ilya Naymushin/Reuters (1), Dailife (2 & 3 & 4), Sedov behind bars (5), Spiegel (9/cub), Isegoria.net (8/cub), Jonathan Worthington (6 & 7/older cub ?)

Kommentare:

Dostoy hat gesagt…

Thanks for the additional photos of Commander Sedov. He is a great looking bear. And he really loves the water!

I remember the photos of a cub that was found and given to the zoo. (I posted them on my blog at the time.) But I forgot all about them. Thanks for the reminder. You are right, it really would be WONDERFUL to find out they are the same polar bear! (Or to find out there are two great polar bears at that zoo.)

Simba hat gesagt…

Hi Dostoy,

The little one can't be Sedov as Sedov is already 7 years old. The cub was 3 months old when it was given in May 2006 to the zoo in Krasnoyarsk. So that makes it 3 at the moment,it's a pity that one doesn't find anything about the litle one when googling the zoo.

I would also like to know more about Sedov, given that he was a gift in 2003, he must have been a cub at that time of about some months or just a year old. I am pretty curious abou the background of this and how the zoo handles a bear already seperated from its mother.

The zoo is known also for a 45 years project of doomesticating foxes, here a link

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/02/0208_050208_foxes.html

They seem to do lots of research.

Bear Hugs
Birgit

Betsy hat gesagt…

is there such a thing as a polar bear who is NOT charming and cute? Now I, too, am curious about the two bears. Both look full of life and very engaging. All I care about these days is that they have good habitats, good food and are well-cared for all around! This The commander looks pretty happy...I do hope it's true.