Tala is still Flocke’s baby girl

18.9.2023 – Photos by Sheila and Philip Baker

Hello folks! I’m Tala – a very active and curious young polar bear lady. I keep myself busy exploring everything in her home in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.


This kind of exercise is important. It makes my paws very, very strong!


I’m a very powerful young lady. Don’t you agree?


Hmm, there’s usually something eatable up there ….


I must take a better look. Nothing found this time so I just have to stroll further and see if I can find something eatable.

There's usually some up here.....Flocke

The other man’s grass is always greener! 🙂


Now I found a good place to check what’s going on in this park.


Oh, I think I heard the rangers coming with food. Mama joined me. Even she loves food …

Flocke and Tala - Tala stood up for a better view when she heard the food truck approaching

… and as you can see she sure looks well filled.


I wouldn’t dream of calling her fat. It would upset her terribly and I want to keep my mama happy. 🙂


I love to play in the water and I always find some toys to play with.



Wow! A new furry kind of toy! Just kidding – I know it’s mama! 🙂


Mama is my best friend.



We love to walk together in the grass.


I know I’ve herited my good looks from mama.


I’m going to be 4 years old in December but mama still allows me to visit her milk bar. Isn’t that nice of her?

talawillbefouryears in December

Mama seems to think that as long as I’m with her I’m her little baby girl. I don’t mind!!



  1. Vielen Dank für die beeindruckenden Fotogrüße von Tala und Flocke, mit den genau passenden Kommentaren dazu!!
    Die beiden stehen ja gut im Futter und es ist sehr erfreulich, dass sich Mutter und Tochter weiterhin so gut verstehen!!🐻‍❄️🐻‍❄️🤗

  2. dear Sheila and dear Philip,
    thank you so much for all the lovely pictures, it is a big joy to see sweet Tala and the wonderful Flocke together in their cosy nice home
    dear Mervi, thank you for the text, a great pleasure to read it
    big paw waves Filomena

  3. Dear Sheila, Philip and Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures and the story about Flocke and Tala. They are doing well.

  4. Dear Sheila, Philip and Mervi!
    It’s always a pleasure to watch polar bears doing fine and being well cared for in an appropriate environment. It’s great that Flocke and Tala continue to get on in a good way and enjoy being together! I particularly like the scenes with the tube and their exchange of affection is heartwarming.
    Thanks for showing and editing!


  5. Dear Mervi Sheila and Philip,

    the photos of Flocke and Tala are beautiful and I am glad that Flocke still gets along well with her now 4-year-old daughter.
    Flocke’s pot belly reminds me very much of Katjuscha in Berlin.

    Thank you very much and best regards!

  6. Dear Sheila and Philip

    Flocke looks bearishly good!!!
    Your little daughter is no longer a daughter, but the milk bar is still open for Tala.

    It’s great to see that mum and daughter are getting on well.
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures.


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