|Anana in the pool, with Little One strolling by|
Suka was born at the Toledo Zoo. Her twin brother Sakari is the mate of Anana's daughter Luna in Buffalo. Suka lived for a time in Madison Wisconsin, first with her brother Sakari, and then with Berit, longtime resident of the Cincinnati Zoo.
Nuka was born in Denver. His twin brother Koda is in Pittsburgh and his sister Cranbearry is in Anchorage Alaska. Nuka is the nephew of the late Rizzo, who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for many years with Little One and Berit.
|Anana being sassy|
|Anana in the water with her ball, while Little One does a little more srolling|
|Rescued circus bear Bärle spent happy years at the Detroit Zoo, |
loving the grassy area especially.
Detroit Zoo's Arctic Ring of Life has two large areas that can be separated if need be, so Anana can be on her own on one side while she gets accustomed to her new place.
There is a rolling meadow so big that you can't see it all at once, only by walking along a trail to get to the other side. It has caves, a lovely pool, and wildflowers.
|The Arctic Ring of Life in Detroit has a Tundra area,|
which looks like a frozen landscape.
The Tundra area offers a large diving pool with a marvelous view tunnel for visitors, and the sea lions are right there, seeming to share the pool but in fact separated by an invisible barrier. Talini's mother Bärle taught her to hunt sea lions there at the zoo, and Talini would make a game of it. The sea lions loved to tease her. Maybe Anana will learn the seal hunt game too.
|Talini in her seal hunting days at the Detroit Zoo. She is in Chicago now.|
|The viewing tunnel in Detroit|
|Suka, left, lived in Madison Wisconsin for a time with Berit,|
formerly of the Cincinnati Zoo.
Suka's favorite game is basketball. She will spend hours tossing a ball about, diving down to get it, and balancing the ball.
|Suka playing underwater ball, her favorite game, in Detroit|
Nuka is a private bear. He often stays inside, and you are lucky if he comes out to greet you. He doesn't spend much time playing in the pool.
After Anana leaves, Little One will no doubt be more quiet. She really made him feel young and active again. He will really miss her.
Here are some memories of Anana and Little One and their time together in Cincinnati.
|Anana eats lunch, but Little One only has interest in Anana.|
|Halloween is fun in Cincinnati, with pumpkins every weekend for Anana|
|Springtime and in love. Anana and Little One|
|Mr. and Mrs. Anana bear|
|Watermelon treat for Anana|
|Carrot - food or toy for Anana|
|Anana brought her own toys with her|
|Apples for snack|
|Anana hogs the ball|
|Fighting or playing. Little One enjoyed his time with lovely little Anana|