Where the hell are they...? Are you sure , it's the right day??????
Anyway here they are...Salt & Pepper...
Located in the Salangsdalen valley in the Bardu municipality in the county of Troms, the park covers an area of around 275 acres of wild and breath taking nature which serves as a part of the animal enclosures and total experience of visiting the zoo.
Salt and Pepper
Two brown bear cubs were born in Polar Zoo close to the end of January, one male and one female. The two little ones have already made headlines all over the world, mainly since the female is a very rare albino brown bear.
The brown bear cubs are now part of a socializing project taking place in Polar Zoo to increase animal’s welfare in captivity according to Polar Zoo animal welfare politics.
The albino female cub is called Salt while our male is called Pepper, their names originate from the color of their fur.
You can follow the socializing process through the Polar Zoo’s live bear web cam.
Pepper the movie star
Pepper has already stared in the new movie YOHAN, that will be released (in both Norwegian and English) on December 11, 2009. The film is based on the real life experiences of children who were sent out to “wander” in search of work during the 1800’s and early 1900’s in Southern Norway. Another star in the movie is Alexander Rybak.
Bear cubs set for national celebrity
Two little bear cubs, one of which was born a rare albino at the Polar Zoo in Bardu, Nord-Troms, are poised for national star status. A documentary about the unusual siblings, who emerged with their mother after her hibernation last winter, is being prepared for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and set for broadcast next year. The bears, named "Salt" and "Pepper," already have attracted record visitors to the zoo and now local newspaper Nye Troms has reported that Harstad firm Relation 04 has followed their first year of life on tape. The documentary will show both the bear cubs' public life and how they're cared for behind the scenes.
Also um ehrlich zu sein, wir haben nicht herausbekommen, wann Salt und Pepper wirklich Geburtstag haben, immer heißt es Ende Januar, und so haben wir denn auch artig bis fast ganz zum Schluss des Januars gewartet, um zum ersten Geburtstag zu gratulieren.-
To be honest, we still don't know the exact birthday of Salt & Pepper, just that it was by the end of January last year, so we waited more or less until the last hours of the last January day - so it can't at least not be too early...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SALT & PEPPER!!!!!
Related articles:Blog Norway. Com/August 2009 (engl.), Nordlys/July 2009, Aftenposten/August 2009, (Deutsche Übersetzungen hier), Norway News English/January 2010, Albino Bear Charms Crowds/ Norway News August 2009; Pepper the movie star
Photo credits: Two Bear Cubs - Salt and Pepper, 14 pics
Related posting: Salt & Pepper/April 2009