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Elephants need support

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The African elephants in the photos above are safely sheltered in Safari Park Beekse Bergen in the Netherlands, where they lazily search for food and fun. And as you can see, every now and then even they can use a bit of support in their heavy life. 😉

But worldwide, their wild cousins are in grave danger. They do need our protection. If you want to help, on World Animal Day, please check out this WWF page.

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Hanging around

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Daydreaming

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We have lift-off

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He used to be so romantic…

… and now I’m stuck here with the little one.

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This bird has eyelashes

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Today I visited the Safaripark Beekse Bergen in the Netherlands. The Abyssinian ground hornbill was one of the first animals I encountered. This large terrestrial bird is found in Northern sub-Saharan Africa. In many African cultures the bird is considered sacred, or at least useful as an exterminator of snakes, mice and grasshoppers.

She was not easy to photograph through the mesh, but it worked out quite well. Notice the long feathers that look like eyelashes? Yes, she is quite a lady.

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Polar bear Spa

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Looking out

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I want more!

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I always carry treats with me on my walks. You never know when you meet someone who wants more. 😉