With all the attention Flamingo Bob is getting; you’d almost forget the incredible work @vetdoest
are doing for other species on the island. @vetdoest
often gets injured wild animals at her practice and works hard to rehabilitate them. These two pelicans were beaten up by local fishermen and wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild. Therefore @vetdoest
added these two characters to her team of wildlife educators to teach local children about wildlife conservation and animal welfare.
And in case you haven’t heard about Bob yet: Bob is a Caribbean flamingo, from the Dutch island of Curaçao. His life took a dramatic turn when he flew into a hotel window, leaving him severely concussed. He was cared for by my cousin, Odette Doest @vetdoest
, a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC) @fdoccuracao.
Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, but instead he became ambassador for FDOC, which educates locals about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.
Follow me @jasperdoest
for more images of Flamingo Bob who is slowly becoming #instafamous
as the animal ambassador of Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC).