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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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Planckendael

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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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 1


The visit was unexpected, because after Pairi Daiza Lars and I had not planned a visit to another Belgian zoo this year. But then a promotion came up with a discount of 50% for the entrance and parking fee and we decided to go to Planckendael anyway. This zoo is affiliated with the one in Antwerp – probably the best-known…

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Pairi Daiza

Looking At Animals In Pairi Daiza


Originally opened in 1993 as a bird garden – under the name of Paradisio, Pairi Daiza has become the most popular zoo and botanical garden in Belgium. With its 160 acres and more than 4.ooo animals, it has something to offer to everybody. There are several exhibits, such as The Nautilus, The Oasis and Falconry Village and gardens such as the Kingdom…

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