Yenko was born in Hannover Zoo, 9 june 2013. His mother Miri died during surgery in april 2014. Toba, an adoption mother was found at Dortmund Zoo. Toba lost her baby in that time, so when Yenko and Toba met at 1st time, Toba adopted him at that moment. Now they are mother and child. Although Toba and Yenko were in a separate enclosure, the male urang utan Walter seized Yenko and pulled his arm trough the netting and bit his arm of. It looks horrible, but already, he learnt to live only with one arm. Yenko is even so cheerful and happy. He is climbing and playing with the other orang-utans. It was so amazing to see this little fighter. Yenko stole my heart.

Little fighter Yenko

Orangutan-Baby Yenko was born in Hannover Zoo, 9 june 2013. His mother Miri died during surgery in april 2014. Toba, an adoption mother was found at Dortmund Zoo. Toba lost her baby in that time, so when Yenko and Toba met at first time, Toba adopted him at that moment. Now they are mother and Read more

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth (Mitch Albom)

Mom, I love you :ox!

African souls: XXX

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth (Mitch Albom)

HAPPINESS is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else’s approval :o)!

Peek-a-boo

HAPPINESS is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else’s approval :o)! This beautiful Asian cat, named for its spotted coat, is seldom seen in the wild, and its habits remain a bit mysterious. Clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) roam the hunting grounds of Asia from the rain forests of Indonesia to Read more

in this spirit...

...I wish you a beautiful week :o)!

Keep Calm and Relax…

…in this spirit… …I wish you a beautiful week :o)!

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world’s most iconic species.  On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast.

Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are suffering from a silent extinction across Africa and India.  Knowledge of the King of Beasts’ plight is little known.

In 1975 there was an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa, yet today the continent wide population stands at a mere 25 – 30,000 individuals. This staggering 80-90% decline combines with the fragmentation and isolation of those remaining sub-populations with little long-term viability.

The lion is threatened with: Habitat loss, prey loss, human-wildlife conflict, unsustainable trophy hunting practices, poaching, disease, inbreeding.

Should populations continue to decline and the magnitude of threats continue to intensify the extinction of the African lion is imminent.

More info: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15951/0 or http://worldlionday.com/

Animal Personality: Lion Masai

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world’s most iconic species. On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast. Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are Read more

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake (George R. R. Martin). Our Simon (in younger days) lost in sweet dreams. He looks as if butter wouldn’t melt Read more

Rainy days

Rainy days

There are two kinds of hope: the kind you couldn’t do anything about and the kind you could. And even if the kind you could do something about wasn’t what you’d originally wanted, it was still worth doing. A rainy day is better than no day. A small happiness can make a big sadness less Read more

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you.

Psychedelic

Psychedelic

See with a different eye, visualize with a colorful mind, manifest your thoughts with the energy within. The deepness of your mind produces the thickness of your thoughts. (Michael Johnson Bassey)

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

The Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) is sometimes called dog-ape because of its dog-like muzzles, although they are no more closely related to apes than any other Old World monkey. The Moor Macaque inhabits only Sulawesi. Currently, the IUCN has categorized Macaca mauras as endangered. The Moor Macaque is endangered mostly due to habitat loss from Read more

Animal Personality: Bonobo Clyde

Animal Personality: Bonobo Clyde

The wonderful bonobos: Sharing 98.5% of the same DNA as humans, it is not surprising that bonobos possess very human-like qualities. They embody a profound intelligence and a deep emotional capacity. In fact, in captivity, bonobos have picked up on many facets of human culture, sometimes simply through observation of the researchers around them. They Read more

Little Puma lost in thought

Little Puma lost in thought

Facts: Mountain lions are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching of their wild prey base. They are persecuted across their range by retaliatory hunting due to livestock depredation, and due to fear that they pose a threat to human life. Pumas are legally hunted in many western US states, although hunting was banned Read more

African souls: XXIX

African souls: XXIX

Two unique personalities that I will never forget – George & Gombe; a dream team († January and May 2009)!

Explore the world with curiosity

Explore the world with curiosity

Hey dude, OK, I know I’m just a vulture, but I am the King Vulture – that’s why I’m blessed with these fine threads and special colors ;o)!

African souls: XXVIII

African souls: XXVIII

In these times… …one single smile can establish a friendship, a single handshake heal the soul.

Lucky pig

Lucky pig

New dreams, new hopes, new experiences and new joys -> 2015 -> 365 more days in paradise and only one request of you: DREAM BIGGER – let’s do this :o) Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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