26.9.2023 by Ralph Morton
The last day of my Grand Tour in September to see Polar Bears in zoos was spent in Nuenen. I saw Hans had posted his photos in a story with Mervi, so I thought I could add some comments and pictures of my own.
Nuenen is a country park zoo in the very green Netherlands. It has two enclosures for Polar Bears with plenty of water and grass.
Frimas recently received a new partner Wilbaer. The helpful receptionist told me he had been visited by friends from Stuttgart. Surprisingly he thought Wilbaer had been with Frimas and she might have cubs. I suspect he got mixed up with Henk.
Both Polars were a long way from the viewing point but at eleven one of them got fed so children could get a keeper talk. I was able to get these shots.
Nuenen has a nice enclosure for brown bears. The honeypaws love the children and were already at the glass.
My shopping bag came in handy
I enjoyed my day at Nuenen which came about as a happy accident when my bus from Berlin took me to the nearby town of Eindhoven. Like many park zoos you need a car to get there but a taxi was a reasonable alternative though not cheap.