This postcard (NL-5228198) I sent to Lynne in the United Kingdom (Whitley Bay - Tyne and Wear).
Postcard details: Elephant Enclosure (Artis Shop), travelled about 507 km (315 mi) in 9 days
Elephant Enclosure (Het olifanenverblijf), Artis, illustration by Annemieke Bunjes - 2018
It has taken four years of work on the enclosure to ensure that it meets the elephants' needs as closely as possible, so that they are able to exhibit their natural behaviour. In an elephant herd, that includes physical activity, swimming and eating. The enclosure contains a mud pool, a scratching tree and Amsterdam canal water to swim in. The water in which the elephants swim is canal water from the Entrepotdok. This way Artis saves a lot of drinking water. Waternet and the Amstel, Gooi and Vecht water board have worked hard on the quality of canal water. Therefore, and because houseboats are increasingly connected to the sewage system, the water is clean enough for the elephants. After filtering, the water is reused several times in the water of the elephant enclosure. A water intake has been realized between the technical area of the elephant enclosure and the canal.
Artis, short for Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for "Nature is the Teacher of the Arts"), is a Zoo in the centre of Amsterdam.
It's the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest Zoos of mainland Europe.
Same card I also sent to Antonia in Spain (Es Castell - Menorca) and travelled about 1397 km (868 mi) in 29 days