donderdag 6 maart 2014

14 beeldschone foto's van nijlpaard 'Douglas' en zijn 2 hondenvriendjes. Geniet mee !!

Kom je niet alle dagen tegen een nijlpaard en 2 hondenvriendjes. De foto's uit de Daily Mail zijn dan ook spectaculair, hartverwarmend en ongelofelijk mooi!

Ben 5 dagen in het ziekenhuis opgenomen geweest en nu weer helemaal de oude . Voel me herboren
na 18 maanden ziek gevoelt te hebben. Lieve lezers ik  wil u nu graag verassen met een schitterend verhaal. Dat kan toch maar in de dierenwereld !! Beeldschoon. Geniet met me mee.

They are not the most likely of friends - but this lonely hippo has made some canine chums at a wildlife sanctuary.
The baby was found abandoned without his mother at just two weeks old by the Conservation Lower Zambezi in Zambia.
Called Douglas, the hippo appears perfectly content as terriers Molly and Coco gave him a friendly sniff.

A word in your ear: Terriers Molly and Coco play with Douglas the hippo
A word in your ear: Terriers Molly and Coco play with Douglas the hippo (Potver! ze zitten in mijn oor te pulken !!)

Last May, he was flown to the Chipembele Wildlife Rescue, where he will stay until he is big enough to be released into the wild.  
 
 
Staff feed Douglas milk to build him up and have taught him how to swim in the sanctuary’s pools.
They hope one day he can join the wild population in the Luangwa River.

But it remains to be seen how long his friendship with the terriers will last as he grows up.
Say ahhh: How are those baby teeth coming along buddy?
Say ahhh: How are those baby teeth coming along buddy? (Hey weg met die snoet ik moet kokhalzen)

Inseparable: Douglas rubs his belly on a barrel while his two canine chums stay close by
Inseparable: Douglas rubs his belly on a barrel while his two canine chums stay close by

Abandoned: Douglas was found without his mother at just two weeks old by the Conservation Lower Zambezi in Zambia
Abandoned: Douglas was found without his mother at just two weeks old by the Conservation Lower Zambezi in Zambia  ( Ik moet ze de hele dag vermaken. Ga de maar aanstaan ! )
Douglas larks around with one of his new friends
Douglas the hippo with one of his carers
Douglas the hippo larks about with one of his new friends, left, and with one of his carers, right ( blijkbaar een grote attractie die bek van mij )
 
Male hippos grow to 5ft in height and 15ft in length.
Although just weeks old, it took six men to carry Douglas out of the plane.
The baby hippo would have weighed around 100 pounds (45 kg) at birth but could grow up to 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg).
Hippos, found in the wild only in Africa, spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies coolin the hot sun and can live up to 40 years.   
 


Staff feed Douglas milk to build him up and have taught him how to swim in the sanctuary's pools
Staff feed Douglas milk to build him up and have taught him how to swim in the sanctuary's pools
( Dit bad is van mij. zoek je eigen poel )

Bringing up the rear: Although just weeks old, it took six men to carry Douglas out of the plane
The baby hippo would have weighed around 45 kg at birth but could grow up to 3,629 kg
The baby hippo would have weighed around 45 kg at birth but could grow up to 3,629 kg ( Als er nog eens iemand aan mijn trekt ga ik een hap nemen!!! )
Lotta bottle: Douglas guzzles down milk to build up his strength
Lotta bottle: Douglas guzzles down milk to build up his strength. Mmmmmmmmmmmm lekker !!
Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool in the hot sun and can live up to 40 years
Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool in the hot sun and can live up to 40 years
New home: Douglas arrives at his enclosure at the Chipembele Wildlife Rescue park in Zambia
New home: Douglas arrives at his enclosure at the Chipembele Wildlife Rescue park in Zambia

Special delivery: Douglas disembarks from the plane after arriving at the wildlife sanctuary  ( Sjouw je een breuk jongens!!)
Douglas bonds with one of his new friends ( Daar gaan we weer !!)
Special delivery: Douglas disembarks from the plane after arriving at the wildlife sanctuary, left, and bonding with one of his new friends, right

To adopt Douglas the hippo and to help fund his care, visit www.bornfree.org.uk or Phone

www.bornfree.org.uk




 

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