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Touch, Feel, Hug, Learn – El Refugio del Burrito

A couple of months ago, Lars and I visited El Refugio del Burrito (the Donkey Refuge) in Fuente de Piedra (not far from the Flamingo Lake). Established in 2003, it is actually a subsidiary of The Donkey Sanctuary in the UK. El Refugio del Burrito monitors about 350 donkeys and mules. Some of them were awaiting us upon our arrival. You need to…

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A Jungle in the Heart of the City – Bioparc Fuengirola

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Costa del Sol is Fuengirola, located about 25 kilometres to the west of Malaga Airport. A popular attraction in Fuengirola is Bioparc Fuengirola, a small zoo where two concepts are important: respect for nature and preservation of the species that inhabit the premises. According to the zoo’s website, Talk of BIOPARC Fuengirola is…

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Short Photo Essay – Flamingo Lake

This place is also known as the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon; this wetland is about 13 square kilometres big and serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. Fuente de Piedra is the name of the nearby town. The lagoon is a protected area and you can only access it at the Visitor Centre. Lars and I arrived at the Centre…

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The Bears Of Bad Rippoldsau

Lars and I spent part of our summer in Germany, in the Black Forest to be more specific. Although we had been here before, we came back with a special mission: to photograph bears. Bad Rippoldsau is the home of the Alternativer Wolf- und Bärenpark Schwarzwald, where about a dozen bears from all over Europe have found refuge after a life of…

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Tierpark Christianental

Throwback Thursday – Tierpark Christianental

All good things come to an end and so do the posts about our summer holiday of 2015. By the way, we will not be making a long summer trip this year, but we will go abroad for shorter trips very soon! Anyway, Lars and I concluded our summer trip of two years ago in the Christianental, a beautiful valley…

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An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 2

Let’s continue our walk in Planckendael and meet some of the stars! “Kai-Mook Zwanger” means “Kai-Mook Pregnant”. Why is this big news in Belgium? Kai-Mook was the first Indian elephant born in a Belgian zoo, the one in Antwerp to be more precise. It was a huge event which we Belgians could follow via webcam; on 17 May 2009, she…

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