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Mandarin Duck - male closeup II, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called &quot;Zie-Zoo&quot;. Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
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Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
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This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. <br />
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Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61321/mandarin_duck_-_male_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
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<br />
Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61323/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_ii_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo" /></a></figure> Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge

Mandarin Duck - male closeup II, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.

Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.

This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day.

Mandarin Duck - male closeup, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
<br />
Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61321/mandarin_duck_-_male_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61323/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_ii_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

Mandarin Duck - male, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
<br />
Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61323/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_ii_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

    comments (3)

  1. I love the concept of this zoo and haven't heard of many places like it, although I haven't been looking. As a person on the autism spectrum, and the mother of an autistic child, I can see how a place that seeks to employ autistic people would be a huge benefit to many people on the spectrum that are unable to thrive in a more inclusive environment. Cool zoo! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Can't agree more. We also have a home depot shop in our small town where people work with all kinds of limitations. The uplifting effect is that it actually does miracles to the atmosphere, it is so loose, and fun. Like when we entered the entrance here, there's nothing. I asked a staff member..."so uhm, where do I buy a ticket?".

      "Ticket? Ticketttt. Oh right, a ticket. Hah, yes yes yes a ticket! I know what you mean. Pause of 30 seconds...I don't know, but have a good day!".

      Love that.
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Haha, awesome! Posted 3 years ago

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The Mandarin duck, or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American wood duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jun 9, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:09.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm