|Ice Princess Astra|
|A Detroit Zoo photo of Laerke, taken in February.|
|An overhead view of the Arctic Ring of Life.|
The Tundra area with the small freshwater pool is to the left,
and the Pack Ice area, with the big saltwater pool is to the right.
|Suka in 2019, playing ball|
|Suka in 2019, enjoying the big pool|
|Suka in 2019. She will have to teach her daughter these tricks now.|
|Suka in the Pack Ice area in 2019.|
|Astra and her mother Suka|
|Side by side, Astra, said to be 200 pounds,|
is still much smaller than her mom.
|Swimming in the baby pool.|
|Astra thinks she is big enough for the grown up pool.|
|A dip in the pool on a hot August afternoon.|
|Astra shows that she is a good swimmer.|
|Nuka strolls, with an audience of Suka and Astra|
|Synchronized Shaking - Mother and Daughter|
|Astra shakes it off while Papa Nuka stays near, but not too near.|
|Astra and her parents.|
|Astra and Suka spend their summer days running through the meadow.|
|Time to rest. Suka gives some love |
to her nursing daughter.
|As cubs in Toledo, twins Sakari and Suka. Sakari was a lot bigger than his sister here. Sakari is now in Buffalo.|
|The day after I visited the Detroit Zoo, I stopped by the Toledo Zoo to see Marty, here keeping cool on a hot day by lazing in the pool. |
Crystal was inside that day, enjoying the air conditioning.
|Astra winks and says, Bye for now! Come back again!|