Nuenen – The Summer and the visitors are here again!

Jun 10th, 2021 | By | Category: Dierenrijk Nuenen

10.6.2021 – Photos by Hans Muskens

The Summer has arrived in Nuenen and after a long closing period the zoo is open for the visitors again.

One of the lion brothers was welcoming his fans like a king on his throne. 🙂

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In the Dierenrijk Nuenen it’s possible to take very ‘jungle like’ photos.

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Isn’t this lovely!

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An adorable animal against beautiful background.

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This fellow must have heard it’s easier to travel now. I wonder what his plans are …. 🙂

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The warm weather made many animals enjoy the wet element.

This brownie knows how to look cool!

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The baby elephant hesitated first ….

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… but then he wanted to show what a brave lolifantje he is. I wonder if his snout is dirty or is just the sun playing games with us …. 🙂

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The polar bear family – mama Frimas, papa Henk and the twins Nivi and Elva – are still living together.

Frimas and Henk taking a walk towards the ‘beach’.

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There’s no better place than by the ‘pool’ on a warm Summer day.

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Hmm, shall we check if the water temperature is to our liking?

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Well, it could be colder but it’s OK!

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Splashing water is the best shower!

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Hey, I found something interesting!

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We are cool customers! 🙂

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Of course, there’s even time for some romantic action.

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We’re so happy to have the visitors back!

I think this is Henk …. Just look at that smile!

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I can’t always tell who’s who of the polar bear family but I happen to know this is Nivi! 🙂

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If this isn’t a happy birdie I don’t know what is! 🙂

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Knuti’s Weekly wishes all the animals and their keepers in Nuenen a happy Summer … and, of course, the same to Hans Muskens! Thank you so much for these fantastic photos!

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  1. Dear Hans and Mervi
    It is wonderful to see the Zoo open and thank you for the chance to visit again.
    I see that Henk and Frimas are now without their kids. Where did they go?

  2. Sorry I just looked again! I thought they were Henk and Frimas!

  3. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Hans.
    Best wishes to Henk, Frimas, Nivi, Elva and the other animals in Nuenen.

  4. Dear Hans and Mervi!
    It is great to see many animals in the green scrubs. Nivi and Elva are the big kids now. All bears look very nice.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  5. Henk hält seine Tatzen so wie Knut es oft tat.
    Danke für die schönen Fotos Hans Muskens!

    Herzliche Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  6. Dear Mervi and dear Hans!
    Thank you for this beautiful report and the fabulous photos from the Dierenrijk Nuenen!
    The zoo looks quite wonderful in its summer dress and the animals were appropriately and impressively staged. I especially liked the male lion on his pedestal, the brown bear bathing, the elephants – especially the little one who tested the water with the tip of his trunk – and of course the polar bear family enjoying themselves even in summer.

    I was also hoping for updated pictures of the black rhinos Jhansi and Narayani, who I, like so many others, miss very much. I hope they are doing well!
    Maybe next time? I would be very happy!

    Hugs
    Anke

  7. Dear Anke!

    I’m sure I can soo publish photos of Jhansi and Narayani, too. I try to keep my eyes open.

    Hugs from Mervi

  8. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you! I´m looking forward to it.

    Have a nice, probably sporty weekend with your gang and take care!
    Hugs
    Anke

  9. Dear Hans

    Polar bears are said to have no facial expressions.
    Anyone who believes that should take a look at Henk’s delightful picture. If that doesn’t make those who always think…
    Thank you for your nice tour. It’s really nice that the zoo is open again.
    I wish you, dear Hans, and all the animals from Nuenen a great summer!

    Hugs,
    Anita

  10. Dear Hans and Mervi,
    Thank you from the new report of all the beautiful picture from
    all the animals of Dierenrijk Nuenen.
    Bear Hugs
    Gudrun

  11. SEHR SCHÖNE FOTOS ! 😀