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Greeting from Belgium

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KevinB, 22 Apr 2015.

  1. KevinB

    KevinB Member

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    Greetings, members of ZooChat.

    My name is KevinB. I'm 25 years old and I'm from the Antwerp province of Belgium.

    I have had an interest in animals and nature since age 7-8, an interest which started during/after a visit to Planckendael. I have a masters degree in environmental sciences. I have some pets myself, including a group of chickens and a rooster, as well as a fish tank with harlequin rasboras, honey gouramis and kuhli loaches. I used to have a dog, but he passed away last year.

    I've been a (critical) zoo-lover for at least the last ten years. For almost ten years now, I have also taken pictures of animals and exhibits at zoos.

    I have visited some 30-35 zoological facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. My favorite zoos include Planckendael (an old love, I guess), Burgers' Zoo, Safaripark Beekse Bergen and GaiaZoo. Planckendael and Antwerp are what I would call my 'home zoos', and they are the ones I visit most often (my family has been KMDA members since 1997).

    Recently I have visited Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael and the Olmense Zoo. I am currently working on adding pictures of the Olmense Zoo's exhibits and animals to the gallery here at ZooChat.
     
  2. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat!
     
  3. Jola

    Jola Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Zoochat. :)

    May I ask you to take some photos of white rhino bull "Limpopo" who was moved from Schwerin, Germany, to Beekse Bergen yesterday evening when you are visiting Beekse Bergen next time. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. KevinB

    KevinB Member

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    Thank you guys.

    Jola, I am not sure I will be visiting Beekse Bergen anytime soon, and when I'm there I have to take the safari bus, but I will try when I'm there next time.
     
  5. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kevin, welcome to zoochat!
     
  6. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Also from the Netherlands, welcome to ZooChat and nice to have one more person from Belgium !