Photo by Jasper Doest jasperdoest | My cousin Odette takes Flamingo Bob out for a swim or a stroll on the beach almost every week. She loves seeing Bob in his natural environment, but realizes that he would never be able to survive out there. She rescued him almost three years ago after he flew against a hotel window on Curaçao, and during the rehabilitation process she found that he suffered from a chronic foot condition and couldn't go back to the wild. However, the idea that the bird is playing an important role in flamingo conservation in the Caribbean comforts her, and in the meantime they enjoy their weekly time off. Follow jasperdoest for more images of Flamingo Bob.

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