Meet Bob

Jasper Doest, The Netherlands

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 Odette Doest, a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben. Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, instead he became an ambassador for FDOC, which educates locals about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife. Meet Bob is a story about empathy, the starting point to initiate positive change.

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