Nuenen: Let’s make a toast to love and friendship!

Feb 14th, 2020 | By | Category: Featured articles

14.2.2020 – Photos by Hans Muskens

Today is the Valentine’s Day so I want to dedicate this little article for love and friendship. The animals in Nuenen show us how it’s possible to be good friends despite of which species they are or which size they have.

The big elephant has found tiny feathered friends.

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The rhino and the piggies can share their enclosure in peace and harmony!

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Hello, my little friend!

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Side by side

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Our colours don’t mean anything for us! We are friends!

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Aren’t we cute together?

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Bening close to each other keeps us warm.

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An adorable feathered trio

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GIANT LOVE! 🙂

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Mother’s love is a very special kind of love.

To celebrate this day the elephant mother is wearing a nice hay cape. 🙂

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This kind of travelling must feel very safe ….

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…. but this must feel even safer!

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This baby uses mama’s back as a means of transportation but even as a dining room. 🙂

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I love the lions in Nuenen! I think they illustrate the word ‘brotherhood’ in the best possible way!

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Will you be my Valentine?

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  1. Dear Hans, dear Mervi!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures from Nuenen. I like the picture of the gibbon mother with her child mostly. The last picture of the flamingos is very suitable for the Valentin Day.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  2. Dear Mervi and dear Hans!
    What a wonderful teamwork and affectionate appreciation of Valentine´s day! Thank you so much!
    I loved each and every photo with its subtitle!

    Though I was very sad about the move of our rhinos Jhansi and Narayani I´m happy now they were sent to this zoo in the Netherlands. It´s a relief and delight to see that Narayani(?) is doing so well and even seems to enjoy the company of piggies and antilopes

    All that cuddling and caressing of camels, raccoons, sweet java finches, off-white polar bears, elephants, gibbons, chimpanzees, lions and flamingos is heartwarming and put me in the right mood for Valentine´s Day which I nearly forgot…

    I wish everybody a soulful Valentine´s day and a nice and relaxing weekend!
    Hugs
    Anke

  3. Die drei Vögelchen und
    die Löwenbrüder sind
    für mich der Hit. 🙂

    Sehr schöne Aufnahmen !

    HAPPY VALENTINES-DAY

  4. Love – Love – Love.
    “But this must feel even safer” is my absolutely preferred photo this time, even though any of your photos, dear HANS, and any of your subtitles, dear MERVI, are great and very appropriate for all the people who believe in such a thing like ‘Valene’s Day’.

    Most important: Be as much healthy, content, and happy as possible EVERYONE!

  5. Lieber Hans,
    liebe Mervi,

    das ist ein wunderschönes Kaleidoskop an Tierporträts als Gruß zum heutigen Vatentinstag.
    Das fällt es einem schwer, welches Tier oder welchen Text ich bevorzuge.
    Also sage ich ganz diplomatisch: Jedes und jeder hat den ersten Preis verdient!

    Vielen herzlichen Dank und liebe GrĂĽĂźe!
    Britta-Gudrun

  6. Dear Hans and Mervi
    What a beautiful album for Valentines Day. Love does indeed take many forms.

  7. Lieber Hans

    Ein sehr schönes Plädoyer für Freundschaft, Liebe und Vertrauen!!!
    Vielen Dank!

    Hugs
    Anita

  8. Liebe Mervi und lieber Hans,
    Danke für diesen schönen Bericht zum Vatentinstag!
    Die Tiere zeigen uns wie es sein sollte!
    Liebe GrĂĽĂźe Moni K

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