A lot of time and preparation needs to be done from idea to realization of a project. While in the background the website is created, the social media are started, and the calendar is set, there are much needed partners, who first of all need to be convinced to take part. This is especially difficult when you have no reference so far, and the people who are supposed to help don’t know you. Under these circumstances the first Charity Calendar came alive, always with a question mark, whether or not the photo release permit will be granted.
This first phase is passed now. Analogue to sports terms we can call the founding “members” of this project the “Original Ten” = ten facilities, which did not hesitate to give their okay for this release within one week after my initial contact. Lots of thank yous are owed to our “Original Ten”: Zoo Osnabrück, Vogel- und Blumenpark Heiligenkirchen (Bird- and Flower Park), Zoo Miami, NaturZoo Rheine, Tiergarten Nuremberg, Royal Burgers’ Zoo Arnhem, Tierpark Hamm, Zoo Cologne, Apenheul Apeldoorn and Tierpark Herford.