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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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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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