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Heavenly Hamster

Skydiving hamster in Hengelo

Did you know that yesterday 3 kids playing in the streets of Hengelo (Overijssel) were flabbergasted when a hamster wrapped in a plastic ball...
Did you know that the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a forest near his residence in 1907? This way he could hunt for wild boars without having to go abroad.

Wild boars introduced back by Prince Hendrik

Did you know that the wild boar was officially declared extinct in the Netherlands in 1826 until Prince Hendrik introduced them back into a...
ZwientjeTikken

Zwientje Tikken: cultural tradition or animal abuse?

This Sunday the open Dutch championship 'Zwientje Tikken' (= 'tag the pig') will be held in the town of Luttenberg. Zwientje Tikken is a...
panda

Two giant pandas are coming to the Netherlands

Did you know that two giant pandas are coming to Ouwehands Zoo in the Netherlands? Worldwide there are only 17 zoos outside China that...
Apenheul

Mingle with monkeys at Apenheul

Did you know that Apenheul was the first primate park in the world where apes and monkeys can walk around freely and mingle with...
cow crossing

Beware! Another cow may cross over!

Did you know that cows in Voorst (near Apeldoorn) have their very own cow crossing so they can roam safely and without the farmer's assistance between...
Dolfinarium

Dolphin born at Dolfinarium Harderwijk

Did you know that dolphin Liya gave birth to her first child at Dolfinarium Harderwijk yesterday? As soon as the newborn's gender is determined,...
floating cattle

Floating cows

Did you know that even cows are being transported by boat in Giethoorn?
Pieterburen

Seal Rehabilitation Center in Pieterburen

Did you know that the village of Pieterburen is famous for its Seal Rehabilitation Center? Since 1971 Lenie van 't Hart and her crew...
pets

Cats and dogs in the Netherlands

Did you know there are around 3.6 million cats and 2.1 million dogs in the Netherlands? Statics show that one out of two households in...