A day at Emmen Zoo
Two weeks ago I visited the Zoo in Emmen (links to Dutch site), where one week earlier an Indian elephant was born. Emmen, a small provincial town near the Dutch – German border, is where I was born. What sets its zoo apart from most other zoos I’ve been to is the amount of relative freedom that the animals have. They can freely roam about on plains, in some cases barely aware of the spectators. The fact that many of them breed can be interpreted as prove of their happiness.
Using the camera on my phone I shot a few scenes, including (at the start, and barely visible) baby Elephant being guarded by its mother.