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Foto taken during a education session with very enthusiastic German tourists. For the record Bob lives on the Island of Curacao.Not in Aruba as this visitors thought. But they still managed to fly from Aruba to Curacao to meet Bob and learn about Flamingos and nature conservation. #education #children #barefoot #flamingofeet #bobtheflamingo #tourism #ecotourism #wildlifeeducation #curacao

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July 2nd we will release one of our rescues. We renamed him Julian as he will be released on the day that Vivica Spongs son Julian came and left this world, 7 years ago. We want to celebrate the life Julian never got to live. He is about the same age Julian would have been now. As a tribute to two beautiful souls that we taken from their family too young. And a celebration of life, hope and positivity.#flamingoparty #caribbean #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #2ndjuly #flagday #commemorate

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Bob is ussually doing education on thursday today hè is Fred. And hè loves it too #caribbean #flamingos #flamingoparty #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #flamingobob

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This beautifull souternnlapwing was brought timi us on Sunday. Hè dis not make it despite all efforts. Hooefolly the necropsy tommorow Will shed a light on why hè died. #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #researcher #veterinaire #veterinarymedicin #avianveterinarian #avian #lapwingbird

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This little one was brought in yesterday only 6 grams hè is eating our food now hope hè makes it! ome huge reason not to walk your dogs unleashed in the saltplanes these days #caribbean #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #shorebird #birdsofinstagram #babybird

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Victims of the pet trade. They get taken out off nests as young as two weeks of age. People buy them often unknowingly about the proper care. I noticed the lady feeding a strange coloured slur as she was waiting for me to attend it’s broken leg. It breaks my hart. I whised she had come by a week earlier because than I could have shown this pictures to the poachers I confronted.last week I saw some grown up men walking as they just had harvested two chicks . In a split second as I drove past them I realized why they jumped over a fench of a plantation property with something cradled in their hands. They were surprised as I located their car and parked next to it that I had even noticed what they were doing.I stopped them, confronted them and told them that as an avian specialist the youngsters they get from the wild. Much of them wind up at my table emaciated , malnourished and ready to die. I could not stop them from taking the two birds ( me alone they well muscles and two of them) But I hope the disgust I showed at. Birds showing up like this when they could have been safely fed by their parents and living free in the wild did make them think for a while. ( me ranting for a good 10 minutes)He promised that he would give the proper advise on feeding techniques food temperature and food. I hope so. Because this lady clearly got the wrong advise. So in the outdated laws in Curacao the parakeet is not protected. This is also a very old habit in the culture wich will slowely change. It’s a topic I discuss with children on our school visits with Bob as well. See if they have one and if they take proper care of it, with the lifespan of 40 years then the demand for fresh “blood” would be way lower. Unfortunately at the moment most live a maximum of 5 years . And that is wrong. They are beautiful witty funny animals. Suffering Like this should not be. Please spread the message, help us at FDOC educated our people. Change is possible! #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #caribbean #parakeet #aratinga #curacaoparakeet #parrotsofinstagram #birds

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Another flamingo rescue. This one is really sick she has been force fed. Lets hope she recovers fully

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These feet are made for walking, and that’s just what they will do some of these days these feet are gonna walk all over you.... ok, adapted lyrics from nancy Sinatra the song just popped up as I took this picture during our class this morning #curacao #caribbean #songlyrics #flamingo #education #enviromentaleducation #caribbeanbirds #caribbeanflamingo #marnixschoolcuracao #vpco

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Gering better. Hè moved to the bird room today finishes his medicines a few more weeks and we Will know if the Operation was succesfull.#fregat #fregatbird #curacaoproud #curacao #rescuebirdsofinstagram #rescued #enviromentaleducation #

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Meet Fred, so the place hè was found is called kura Piedra , the flinstones in spanish is pika piedra. So we called him Fred. Yabadabadoo if all wounds heal well hè should be back in the wild in a week or two. Thank you all who alerted us, who stayed by him until i arrived. And especially Nelly and Cisca who managed to keep people from throwing Stones at him “ because they wanted to see him flap his wings...” i know... much more education to do in schools and we Will. Reason this flamingo got caught in fishing line is because there was a kite in the water, which had fishing line in it. Dr Doest removed the kite and lines too, while holding a flamingo and balancing in a canoe. We have Some of the video on our FB page. Danki na tur ku a yuda NOS!!! @caribbeanfootprint for leaving your canoe at our place @vetdoest clients who waited forever and just saw me jump in the car and take of while they were Sitting in the waiting room. And kim and Renate thank you very much. Sue anthely for managing the practice while i know she would have loved to come along..have a great saturday #curacaoproud #flamingoparty #flamingos #enviroment #flamingob #flamingorescue #curacao

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This our local bobwhite quail also know as the aloké. She was brought to us after a vicious cat attack. We operated on her and luckily she survived. She wil go into a larger aviary this week to see if she can fly well enough to be released again after a month of medical care. #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #wildliferescue #sloke #quail #bobwhitequail #caribbean #caribbeanbirds #curacao

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So who’s feet are these?

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My nieces were super excited first I did a flamingo presentation two hours after I arrived in holland and than day and auntie got second prize at the world press photo. The 5 years olds all made a drawing together of ... flamingo’s . And in their make shift vet practice at school they treat dogs, cats and... flamingos as of this week. #lovekids #childrensimagination #curacaoproud #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #enviroment #enviromentaleducation #teachersofinstagram #teaching #flamingoparty #flamingos #flamingob

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Memory lane, this is a picture of last year july after a morning swim in the sea.we were to find out soon as we submitted dna that Bob is He!#curacao #veterinarytechnician #curacao #wpph2019 #flamingo #flamingoofinstagram #bobtheflamingo #tugboat #caracasbaai #wildlifephotography #wildlifeeducation photocredits @connor_it_be

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Today education in Vlaardingen. I showed them the plastic line that killed a flamingo, which almost moved them to tears. But we also had fun with a real flamingo cake #curaçaoholland #curacaoproud #flamingo #flamingoparty #vlaardingen #enviroment #birds #education #bobtheflamingo

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Today’s education session was special with guests from holland and this beautiful young soul definitely has learned a lot today #connection #education #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation ##bobtheflamingo #curacao #rolemodel #childrenareourfuture

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This peregrine falcon got injured, we did bloodwork and x Rays to figure out what his diagnosis is. Wecare hooefull for his retturn to the wild. Do you want to sponsor?? Fundashon Dier enOnderwijs Cariben swift code MCBKCWCU account 29040505 thank you!!#injured #injuredbirdsofprey #birdsofprey #peregrinefalcon #curacao #wildlifephotography #wildliferescuecenter #birdsofinstagram

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A big thank you to EVERYONE that donated yesterday at the new years reception of @vetdoest Awesome humbled and thank you so much! Big thank you @connorspizzaparty who walked around with our swipe machine for the foundation!! #flamingo #fundraiser #gratefull #curacao#fdoccuracao

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Just love this pic of Ricky. Education session done, back in his kennel, all by himself. He is so smart.#caracara #warawara #raptors #education #wildlifeconservation #curacao

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Juvenile green heron is eating by itself#wildlifeconservation #wildliferehab #wildlifephotography #greenheron

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Bon anja happy new year gelukkig nieuw jaar. And some piece of advice. By Bob. Thank you for all the support of the past year! #bobtheflamingo #Bob#fundashondierenonderwijscariben #rescue#conservation #curacao

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Our junior help today was holding Bob as he went from hone to practice for his laser treatment. To bad his sister was ill she would have loved to help...#flamingo #flamingobob #children #education #conservation #pink #lasertreatment #bumblefoot #paulross #curacao

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Merry x mas from some of our education animals Ms Crockey and Mr Bob Bon pascu!

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No better way to be cheered up than finding your own postcard distributed by London national museum of history in the mailbox @pauline thank you

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One of the children last week was so delighted she was wearing a flamingo shirt, because Bobs visit was a surprise. And she just loved him. Another kid thats going to scratch balloons from her wishlist.Yeay.

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Education session this morning with . Its Nice to have people visiting to learn about flamingo’s #education #flamingo #naturephotography #naturelovers

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Meet Bob and Jasper. This is a glimps into of the making of. A very cool photo series of Bob.I am so proud of all that @jasperdoest magically produces when he starts taking pictures, true artist. There will be a website soon where Bob prints can be ordered. The money from that will go to the fundashon dier en Onderwijs so Bob, his feathered friends and drs. Doest can continue educating. Every time We stand before children and can give them a glimpse into why we should stop using plastic, how (micro) plastic destroys our world. And how treata wildlife and nature, We are one step closer to a better world. Thank you @jasperdoest for your support. One ❤️#vetdoest #bobtheflamingo #education #stopplasticpollution #stopplasticwaste #exoticvet #avianvet #avianveterinarian #sea #seaconservation photocredits @connorspizzaparty

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At least Once a week we venture out to educate. Drs Odette Doest feels it is one thing she can do to give back to the same nature that inspired her to be a companion and wildlife vet. As a young girl she tried to rescue wildlife that was injured or orphaned. Back on the island she has been giving education to (elementary) schools to educate about local wildlife, enviroment and conservation. With love. Ricky the caracara is been her partner in crime for the past 8 years. At the end of the presentation he flies back into the transport kennel. That is the picture you are seeing. Photocredits @connor_it_be #wildlifephotography #caracara #warawara #curacao #education #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeeducation #wildliferescuecenter #education #vetdoest

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Our bussiest education month is around the corner.#wildliferescue #curacao #avianveterinarian #education #worldanimalday #flamingos #flamingob photocredit @connor_it_be

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A heron came to check out Bob swimming session. We hope his relatives and other Shore birds wont be to badly harmed during the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Florence . A lot of our “ tourist” wildlife (meaning our migratory bird visitors) are still on their way or just preparing to start their migration. Lets hope there wont be to much damage to them. #wildlifephotography #flamingobeach #wildliferescue #shorebirds #migration #migratingbirds #naturephotography #nature #curacao

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So gratefull to let people have the Bob experience and let them learn about wildlife. And gratefull for the donations we receive at such opportunity so we can do more outreach BIG thank you Silvana❤️❤️❤️#wildliferescuecenter #avianveterinarian #wildliferescue #wildliferehabilitation #curacao #flamingo #flamingobeach #flamingobob #veterinarian #獸醫

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While everybody loves Bob and the large birds that come in pigeons and doves come in on a daily basis. We rescue and feed/give medical treatment to at least 3 new rescue birds a day iT could be a colibrie, a songbird, or a flamingo but most of them are doves and pigeons.Majority of these young birds sufferds from dog or cat bites. Some have broken limbs. Some dont make iT most doves do. We do advocate putting them back or making makeshift new nests if her nests were destroyed for Some reason.when cured and or eating by themselves They are housed together in a langer flight cage and released every3 months. We kindly ask people for donations would you like to? You can mail or msg us and i Will gladly provide you with the info so we can continue our rescues of not only Bob and his kind but the other critters as wel photocredits @jasperdoest #wildliferescue wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotographic #veterinarytechnician #dove #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife_photography #wildliferescuecenter #wildliferescue #curacao #avianveterinarian

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Our weimaraner Cura takes his work serious he loves to join when the birds go to sea making sure nothing happens to his friends. (And hoping they drop or regurgitate Some fish. I know. Dogs...... photocredits @jasperdoest #wildlifephotographic #veterinarytechnician #wildlifeonearth #weimaraner #weimaranersofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram

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Hebis an excellent model both in the classroom as at Home. Photocredits @jasperdoest #wildlifeeducation #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #bobtheflamingo #supermodel #flamingo #flamingoofinstagram

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Throwback wednesday. Snap was one of our education Pelicans who loved to swim long and far , i ince had to climb into a passing boat to help me get to him, boy he swam fast photocredits @jasperdoest #veterinarymedicine #Pelicans #veterinarytechnician #wildlifephotography z#wildlifeonearth #wildlifeeducation

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The bird room is in the house. Our education caracara’s are tame. They just love to peek into the kitchen to see what is cooking. This is Goovy. Photo credits @jasperdoest

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The schools have started again, in October we traditionally will do more visits than rest of the year, because of locals school celebrating animal day October 4th. Our team of ambassador animals consists of local wildlife’s that could not be released back into the wild, Ricky has been doing this for the last since 2007 with drs.Doest. Making sure caracara’s are not seen as a pest, but a valuable assets of our local ecosystem. Their local name is warawara. Photocredits @jasperdoest

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As part of the education and fundraising action Bob visits Baoase. The education session are fun and. Eye opening for the tourists and local people that are present and it is a nice way to collect donations for the work we do at schools and in the vet clinic. Big thumb up for all the donations we received so far. Thank you!#bobtheflamingo #baoaseluxuryresort #beach #beachparty #curaçao #flamingobeach #flamingo #pose #pink #bob

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Operated on a juvenile with a big wound. Maybe attached by a predator, we do t know but the good news is that the operation went ok and he is eating already, hope he recovers quickly.#wildlifeducation #wildconservation #wildliferescue #vetdoest #flamingo #flamingoobsessed #flamingooftheday #avianvets #aav #avianveterinaryservices #veterinarytechnician

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What do you mean.. the fish is still frozen? I’m hungry. Feeding our Pelicans ambassadors is no Joke iT means at least 1.5 kilo of fish a day....#wildlifeducation #wildconservation #wildliferescue #vetdoest #rescues #pelicans #curaçao #curacaoseaaquarium