24-B by M e l o d y

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A creature that gives lots of people the creeps I guess… not me though, I find them very interesting.
In my hometown zoo we have quit an extensive number of them… 24 to be exact, all males because there are lots of them and they want to prevent growth of that numbers for a while.
Generallt speaking one could say that there are 2 kinds…
one kind is mostly a herbivor and eats meat  etc and is quit small in size
the other one is much larger in size and does not eat any meat at all, just fruit and vegetables.

The little ones… we in The Netherlands call “vleermuizen”  (English = Bat)
The large ones… we in The Netherlands call “vleerhonden” (English = Flying Fox)
As we don’t have the little ones and as they are related to the big ones, I thought it would not be a big problem that the English name for this creature does not start with a B…  It looks exactly like a Bat, only much larger.

 

 

I’ve tried to catch them in flight, that prooved to be very difficult but his photo is acceptable to show you, isn’t it?

23-Y by M e l o d y

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For 23-Y

First of all:
A very merry Christmas to all of you!
From the bottom of my heart I wish you well and hope that your Christmas will be the most beautiful one, heartwarming one, you’ve ever had so far! That all your dreams will be fullfilled!!! 

Three animals names start with Y but from two of them I don’t have any photographs.
The Yorkshire Terrier is one and the other is the Yellow-Eyed Pinguin… which I never have seen in the zoo’s I visit and have visited so far.
The third animal who’s name starts with an Y is the Yak…
And in a Dutch Zoo you can find them. Specificly in Ouwenhand Zoo in Rhenen. about 2 hours drive from where I live and which I have visited 2 times last week, first on Monday and second on Friday.
I don’t normaly do that but there was a misunderstanding between the people who accompanied me both times so we did not want to make to much fuss about it and also don’t miss out on 2 special visits so we went both times.
My album from Monday can/may be watched HERE
and my album from Friday can/may be watched here.
They are both very different from eachother!
The album from Monday shows my photographs in daylight.
The album from Friday shows photographs made in the evening, in the dark… due to a Chinese exhibition with lots and lots of little lights, so enormously beautiful to see!!

 

 

 

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♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-Y ~ December 25th, 2018

23-V by Melody

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The last 5 letters of Round 23 are on… time flies… in 5 weeks Round 24 will start, on the first Sunday in the New Year to be exact. 
If you would become part of the team… if you would like to design the new logo… just let us know… We are looking forward to the new round ofcourse and to all your entries. Hope you will stay part of this wonderful meme. 

First the Vulture… which we call “Gier” overhere in The Netherlands.
They are not present in the animalcollection of my hometown zoo but other zoo’s in The Netherlands do have them. This specific one lives in Dierenpark Amersfoort, about 1 & half hour drive from where I live. This photo was taken on july 21rst, the other photo’s of that day can/may be watched HERE

 

My second choice for the animal who’s name starts with a V is the Vampire Bat.
Just a week ago, sunday the 25th, I went to a German Zoo with 2 couples friends, to celebrate my birthday. There we saw those Bats… almost all of my pictures were wrong but one was quit acceptable… so that one I will share with you here:  The other foto’s of that day can/may be watched HERE

 

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♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-V ~ December 4th, 2018

23-S by Melody

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Do you know we’re running to the last part of this round? Including this S, 8 to go still… time does fly, doesn’t it? In just a couple of weeks Round 24 will start… how about that? Maybe a little earlie on both counts but I already want to thank you for your loyal participation and visits with comments and also I already want to invite you to stay on, or join if you’re new, to our meme! 
We love to may greet you and look at that what goes through your mind thinking of the letter wich turn it is.
By the way… writing this I come to think of it that I need to come up with a new logo and such… or is there someone amongst you who would love to design one?
If so, please let me know! 

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For 23-S

I’ve chosen 2 animals wich I like very much! Although I prefer birds above all, I really can not name, to be honest, 1 animal that is my nr.1 favorite. Besides birds…. these two are very special and delicate, gorgeous to look at, ‘just’ 2 of the wonderful species that live on our planet, 2 of so many.

These two animals I photographed in a Zoo, at a little 3 hours drive from where I live, from the north-east part of The Netherlands to the south-west part of it, Rotterdam to be precise. Blijdorp as it is called. I visit it twice a year but these two photo’s are from januari 2017, the other photo’s of that visit can be watched HERE 

The most mesmarising creature of the sea to me: The Seahorse… in Dutch we call them “Zeepaardje” unlike many other animals this animals name is liturally translated.

Secondly… the Serval, a very beautiful and rare feline. In Dutch we don’t have another name for it, we call it Serval also.

 

 

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♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-S ~ November 13th, 2018

23-P by Melody

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For 23-P

First of all the Panther. His name is Mowgli. He originates from my hometown zoo Wildlands Emmen but was moved, together with his wife Rica to another Dutch Zoo, Artis in Amsterdam.  June 28th 2017 they became parents by 2 little cubs. My last fisit to that zoo was on July 18th, just 3 months ago. Those little ones are almost as big as their parents by now. You may watch my other photo’s from that visit HERE

As you might know by now, my most favorite animals are birds. My number 1 bird is the Peacock.
The photo you see here, I made june 6th, not in a Dutch zoo though but in a German one, in Rheine to be specific.
The other photo’s I made that day can be watched HERE

 

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♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

23-M by Melody

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday 23-M ~ October 2nd 2018

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For 23-M
I’ve chosen again 2 animals I find beautiful and intriguing. The first one is in Zoo Amsterdam – Artis and the second one in my ‘own’ Zoo. Emmen – Wildlands.
The first one is called in my own language Hyacint-Ara
and the second one is called Stokstaartje.

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

Hearts Desire

A very good morning, afternoon, evening, night to all of you.

I have a friend in Berlin (Germany), her name is Petra and like me she is a very huge fan of elephants. Her love for those gentle giants lead to creating a website about them…. just take a look at : https://elefanten-fotolexikon.eu/

She is always on the look out for information about elephants, any elephant in whatever zoo somewhere on our planet. Keeping up to date her website is a very big task as you can image so you also will understand that she can’t do the best job possible without the help of many people around the globe.

At this point in time she mostly longs for info about elephants in:
1) Zoo New Jersey Six Flags Wild Safari … &
2) Florida Orlando Animal Kingdom

As I try to help her as much as I can, I thought myself lucky to know all of you and the fact that this meme goes around the globe, so maybe you would like and are able to help her (and me in this matter of course also).
Maybe you in particular don’t have info but you might have familymembers of friends who might be able to give that info we are searching for. If you click on the links I’ve mentioned you can see what specific info is needed.

Overall, any info about elephants is very very very welcome and your input is greatly appreciated!!

So… If you would like to do me a great favor, if you would like to make a German Lady very happy … please leave it in a comment or
e-mail Petra at mail@elefanten-fotolexikon.eu
It is of course also okay to e-mail me at mel62ko@gmail.com

Thank you !!

23-J by Melody

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-J ~ September 11th 2018

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For 23-J … I’ve chosen 2 animals from different zoo’s in The Netherlands.
The first one is a Jaguar, his name is Mowgli. Originaly from  Wildlands in Emmen,
but now (and last year became a father of 2) in Artis in Amsterdam

 

The second one is a (Gold-)-Jackal… I don’t know of it is a male or a female, don’t know its name either. It lives in Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

23-G by Melody

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  – 579 ~ 23-G ~ August 21st 2018

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For 23-G … I turn to gentle giants… there are (thankfully) lots of them still. Almost every zoo in The Netherlands does have them and does breed with them so I often get the opportunity to take pictures of newborns, which are always the cutest, aren’t they? It is impossible to show you every picture I’ve taken already throughout the years but I show you some of my favorites.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫