FDOC @fdoccuracao

Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben does research,rescue & rehabilitates wildlife. @vetdoest We educate on conservation in the Dutch Caribbean.

FDOC photos and videos

Yesterday

Nakia the Donkey;” so Bob did she rescue you too? Bob:”yes i bumped into a hotel and she nursed me back to health “ Nakia:” well i got struck by a car and was left unattended until somebody called her after two weeks.Actually they wanted her to put me down because of my broken leg but all she did was cry, sedate me and when i woke up i was at her home with a cast around my leg. Bob and Nakia;”the rest is history, please help our Foundation with donations” please order prints @jasperdoest money from the prints Will go to our foundation!!

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Yesterday

When we rescue local wildlife they are banded before release. Dr doest was delighted to Photograph a Amazona barbadensis in Bonaire doing great in the wild, that had been banded by @echobonaire Dr doest was there ona work visit with the flamingo rehab on Bonaire. #wildlifeeducation #wildlifephotography #bonaire #amazon #parrotsofinstagram #wildlifeconservation

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Have a Nice Sunday , Sunday is chill and relax time all animals at the Foundation . The flamingo’s and boobies go for a swim. The education parrots and Raptors get to train fun stuff. All the education animals cant go back into the wild. Having them as wildlife ambassadors when visiting schools makes huge impact. The children are our future.Drs.Doest has been doing the education for 15 plus years. And grown up kids ( like 22yr olds ) stop her at the grocery store to ask how the education birds are doing. So it does make a diffence in creating an enviroment where kids learn to appreciate wildlife and take better care of our nature. Our coral reefs, our mangrove habitats, our arid cacti scrubs are Unique and a great asset for tourism. Curacao is a great place to vacation. Did you know we have great birdwatching too? And with a bit of luck we can schedule a educational meet and great with Bob on a thursday. We ❤️curacao. #curacaoproud #nature #wildlifeeducation #wildlifephotography #wildlife #arid #mangrovesforest #coralreefs #conservation #curacao #caribbeanbirds #flamingo #flamingobob

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It has been a year since we helped in the rescue of this flamingo. He was injured and had a bad feet infection. Thanks to @dividivi air he was transported to Curacao from bonaire with special permit from both governments. He got operated on, laser treatment and his now famous shoes @worldpressphoto I am thankfull for @jasperdoest to bring the work we do to the worlds attention. And well for @vetdoest for putting in so much time, dedication and funds to help each and every critter brought to the practice. Our website should be up soon so you can read more in-depth. Have a great weekend! Ps this is NOT BOB. Yes bob also had shoes at some time during his treatments. Contrary to Bob this Flamingo could be released back to the wild, in Bonaire! ( yes dr.Doest honestly walked up to the customs in Bonaire and said oh it’s a flamingo...while pointing at her pet carrier.😂😂😂 )

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3 weeks ago

Bobs fans dressed in the colour of our flag honored that they came to visit us all the way from Virginia for the honeymoon of a lifetime @kel_the_mingo #honeymoon #honeymoondestination #thankyou #donations #wildlifephotography #wildliferehabilitation #wildlifeconservation #rescuebird #curacao #caribbean

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3 weeks ago

Last thursday we had a special fan visiting. Thank you for the great donation. We Will make great use of it for education and helping in the rescue of wildlife. #education #wildlifeeducation #wildlifephotography #flamingo #bobtheflamingofan #bobtheflamingo

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4 weeks ago

Excuse the mess, but we live here. Thats so true. Did you know flamingo’s shit on average every 7 minutes. #flamingo #flamingos #shit #slogans #flamingorescue #curacao

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last month

Foto taken during a education session with very enthusiastic German tourists. For the record Bob lives on the Island of Curacao.Not in Aruba as this visitors thought. But they still managed to fly from Aruba to Curacao to meet Bob and learn about Flamingos and nature conservation. #education #children #barefoot #flamingofeet #bobtheflamingo #tourism #ecotourism #wildlifeeducation #curacao

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We are very happy with the return of our caracara Ricky. He flew of during a session on june 30th. Hè stayed away for 17 days and a very sweet man realized that hè was very tame and was tipped that we had been looking for him. 17 days... Hè was more than happy to be back. Ricky was confiscated at a young age and not was fit to return and survive in the wild. Hè has been part of our education program for at least 10 years , visiting schools weekly to educate about wildlife and nature management. #grateful #diostagrandi #curacao #greatpeople #caracara #wildlifeeducation #wildlifephotography #happyending #danki #ydk #hendenechi #lovemyisland #

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last month

He did it again, one of bob s jobs is to show wild flamingos how to feed ,This juvenile learned to feed real fast ! #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #caribbean #flamingos #flamingoparty #avianveterinarian #avian

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July 2nd we will release one of our rescues. We renamed him Julian as he will be released on the day that Vivica Spongs son Julian came and left this world, 7 years ago. We want to celebrate the life Julian never got to live. He is about the same age Julian would have been now. As a tribute to two beautiful souls that we taken from their family too young. And a celebration of life, hope and positivity. #flamingoparty #caribbean #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #2ndjuly #flagday #commemorate

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June 2019

Bob is ussually doing education on thursday today hè is Fred. And hè loves it too #caribbean #flamingos #flamingoparty #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #flamingobob

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June 2019

This beautifull souternnlapwing was brought timi us on Sunday. Hè dis not make it despite all efforts. Hooefolly the necropsy tommorow Will shed a light on why hè died. #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #researcher #veterinaire #veterinarymedicin #avianveterinarian #avian #lapwingbird

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June 2019

This little one was brought in yesterday only 6 grams hè is eating our food now hope hè makes it! ome huge reason not to walk your dogs unleashed in the saltplanes these days #caribbean #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #shorebird #birdsofinstagram #babybird

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June 2019

Victims of the pet trade. They get taken out off nests as young as two weeks of age. People buy them often unknowingly about the proper care. I noticed the lady feeding a strange coloured slur as she was waiting for me to attend it’s broken leg. It breaks my hart. I whised she had come by a week earlier because than I could have shown this pictures to the poachers I confronted.last week I saw some grown up men walking as they just had harvested two chicks . In a split second as I drove past them I realized why they jumped over a fench of a plantation property with something cradled in their hands. They were surprised as I located their car and parked next to it that I had even noticed what they were doing.I stopped them, confronted them and told them that as an avian specialist the youngsters they get from the wild. Much of them wind up at my table emaciated , malnourished and ready to die. I could not stop them from taking the two birds ( me alone they well muscles and two of them ) But I hope the disgust I showed at. Birds showing up like this when they could have been safely fed by their parents and living free in the wild did make them think for a while. ( me ranting for a good 10 minutes )He promised that he would give the proper advise on feeding techniques food temperature and food. I hope so. Because this lady clearly got the wrong advise. So in the outdated laws in Curacao the parakeet is not protected. This is also a very old habit in the culture wich will slowely change. It’s a topic I discuss with children on our school visits with Bob as well. See if they have one and if they take proper care of it, with the lifespan of 40 years then the demand for fresh “blood” would be way lower. Unfortunately at the moment most live a maximum of 5 years . And that is wrong. They are beautiful witty funny animals. Suffering Like this should not be. Please spread the message, help us at FDOC educated our people. Change is possible! #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #caribbean #parakeet #aratinga #curacaoparakeet #parrotsofinstagram #birds

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May 2019

Hard to believe it only has been two days since these little ones were released hope all Goes well @bonairewildbirdrehab @vetdoest #caribbean #juvenile #bonaire #flamingoparty #50shadesofpink #flamingo #flamingos

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May 2019

So this weekend Dr Doest helped at bonaire. It’s nice to be able to help to determine what is wrong. Our foundation has three fundamental targets: wildlife medical aid and rehab, education, and research. This weekend Dr. Doest combined al 3 of them. Bob siman! ( that was no typo ) @bonairewildbirdrehab #flamingoparty #caribbean #bonaire #bonairelife #education #wildliferehabilitation #flamingo #juvenile #50shadesofpink

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May 2019

Thursday education day, we had special visitors from Germany that almost knew more About Bob than their guide, so they now know how to behave as tourists around flamingo’s(do no harm ) and we visited this lovely local school with girls and boys the same age as Bob (11 and yes that is an educated estimate ) #caribbean #curacao #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation #caribbeanbirds #flamingo #flamingoparty #teachersofinstagram #schoolsofinstagram

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May 2019

Another flamingo rescue. This one is really sick she has been force fed. Lets hope she recovers fully

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May 2019

End of the school year is always a bit bussier for Bob. Glad to make more junior “rangers” and wildlife lovers along the way #education #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducator #wildlifeeducation #marnixschoolcuracao #vpcocuracao #bobtheflamingo

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May 2019

These feet are made for walking, and that’s just what they will do some of these days these feet are gonna walk all over you.... ok, adapted lyrics from nancy Sinatra the song just popped up as I took this picture during our class this morning #curacao #caribbean #songlyrics #flamingo #education #enviromentaleducation #caribbeanbirds #caribbeanflamingo #marnixschoolcuracao #vpco

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May 2019

Our intern last saturday. Cuddos to Kim she carefully followed instructions and hurried of with “Fred” to put him in the safe carrier. People ask a lot about internships at our Foundation. We get. Between 10 and 20 animals in a week. Obviously with these Numbers we do have interns but only at the practice, so it is Most suitable for Veterinary technician students and veterinary students wanting to learn more about exotics. Not all animals make it . Our goal is to treat, rehabilitate and release.Sometimes people ask if they can keep an animal especially psittacines. The answer is No. If an animal stays because they cant be released they are used for educational purposes. In case it is not a native bird to curacao we look for a suitable care taker. All our Foundation dier en onderwijs patients needing medical care are cared for at the practice. There is a special room for birds. Donations are welcome to help us care medically for all those lovely souls. #curacao #caribbean #caribbeanbirds #flamingo #rescuebirdsofinstagram #rescuebird #wildlifeeducation #wildlifeconservation

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May 2019

Gering better. Hè moved to the bird room today finishes his medicines a few more weeks and we Will know if the Operation was succesfull. #fregat #fregatbird #curacaoproud #curacao #rescuebirdsofinstagram #rescued #enviromentaleducation #

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May 2019

Meet Fred, so the place hè was found is called kura Piedra , the flinstones in spanish is pika piedra. So we called him Fred. Yabadabadoo if all wounds heal well hè should be back in the wild in a week or two. Thank you all who alerted us, who stayed by him until i arrived. And especially Nelly and Cisca who managed to keep people from throwing Stones at him “ because they wanted to see him flap his wings...” i know... much more education to do in schools and we Will. Reason this flamingo got caught in fishing line is because there was a kite in the water, which had fishing line in it. Dr Doest removed the kite and lines too, while holding a flamingo and balancing in a canoe. We have Some of the video on our FB page. Danki na tur ku a yuda NOS!!! @caribbeanfootprint for leaving your canoe at our place @vetdoest clients who waited forever and just saw me jump in the car and take of while they were Sitting in the waiting room. And kim and Renate thank you very much. Sue anthely for managing the practice while i know she would have loved to come along..have a great saturday #curacaoproud #flamingoparty #flamingos #enviroment #flamingob #flamingorescue #curacao

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April 2019

This our local bobwhite quail also know as the aloké. She was brought to us after a vicious cat attack. We operated on her and luckily she survived. She wil go into a larger aviary this week to see if she can fly well enough to be released again after a month of medical care. #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #wildliferescue #sloke #quail #bobwhitequail #caribbean #caribbeanbirds #curacao

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April 2019

So who’s feet are these?

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April 2019

Bob managed to teach some folks the abc of flamingo facts #education #wildlife #beaches #lessonsonthebeach #wildlifeeducation #Curacao #flamingoofinstagram

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April 2019

So today is earth day. Over Easter we had the privilege to be able to go on a sea turtle tour. Green seaturtles are an endangered species. It was. Special to see them crawl onto the beach in the full moon silver light. But as we sat there in a small group of dedicated nature lovers and conservationist we had the following encounters. Tourist that ignored the instructions and surrounded an emerging sea turtle even trying to push her back in the other direction as she turned back because of them.....tourist using white flashlights....A local guy seriously asking if he could take just one egg.... and in the end a group of possible poachers that landed on the beach, no lights...following one turle to her nesting place. We talked to the “owner” of the beach who said he had not seen any hatchlings yet this season. This was all very upsetting to witness. Do we need to give up hope NO! It just means that despite all campaigns we still haven’t reached the right people not enough people. We need people to go out and explain fisherman / poachers that even though they see many Turles go up to lay eggs that what seems many, are our last hope for saving the species. We need people to understand that taking just one egg is very harmful too. We need children to experience the right way to interact with The species. We need tourist from all over the world to understand that not just because you paid to fulfill your bucket list wish to see an animal in its natural habitat, it gives you the right to harass them. NO! Don’t touch. Do no harm. Respect. Let’s save our world together. #suriname #seaturtles #seaturtleconservation #seattlephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #sealife #education #seaturtleegg #noflash #noflashphotography #ecotourism

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April 2019

My nieces were super excited first I did a flamingo presentation two hours after I arrived in holland and than day and auntie got second prize at the world press photo. The 5 years olds all made a drawing together of ... flamingo’s . And in their make shift vet practice at school they treat dogs, cats and... flamingos as of this week. #lovekids #childrensimagination #curacaoproud #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation #enviroment #enviromentaleducation #teachersofinstagram #teaching #flamingoparty #flamingos #flamingob

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April 2019

Memory lane, this is a picture of last year july after a morning swim in the sea.we were to find out soon as we submitted dna that Bob is He! #curacao #veterinarytechnician #curacao #wpph2019 #flamingo #flamingoofinstagram #bobtheflamingo #tugboat #caracasbaai #wildlifephotography #wildlifeeducation photocredits @connor_it_be

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April 2019

Here I just explained the children how Bob takes care of all his feathers. The expression on the children’s faces is priceless and I know that all of them will help to keep the environment clean. #education #bobtheflamingo #enviroment #curacaoproud #birds #flamingo #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeeducation

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April 2019

Today education in Vlaardingen. I showed them the plastic line that killed a flamingo, which almost moved them to tears. But we also had fun with a real flamingo cake #curaçaoholland #curacaoproud #flamingo #flamingoparty #vlaardingen #enviroment #birds #education #bobtheflamingo

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April 2019

Today our education talk was presented to special guests all the way from Germany. #tourism #curacao #bobtheflamingo #education #birds #enviroment #geolinomagazin

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