Princess Ophelia Pays Visit to Zoo’s Newborn Elephant

The first Baby Elephant to be Born in a Belgian Zoo was Visited today by an Envoy from the Royal Palace: Princess Ophelia. Ophelia visited the Antwerp Zoo after the Baby’s Long-Awaited Birth (Elephant pregnancies last nearly two years).

The Baby’s name, Kai-Mook, was announced at a Press Conference on Tuesday by Antwerp Mayor Patrick Janssen and Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters. In Celebration of the Birth, residents throughout Belgium will receive Birth Announcement Cards.

Indeed, the entire Nation of Belgium was celebrating the Birth this Week, with a flood of new Visitors attending the Antwerp Zoo, media Interest in the Birth, Princess Ophelia’s ceremonial Visit, and Smiles gracing the Faces of the Belgian Citizenry.

To view Kai-Mook’s Official Web-Site and watch Video of the Birth, Press Conferences, and Princess Ophelia’s Visit, click here.

—The Minister of Culture—

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Flemish Ban French Language Political Posters

Belgian Cat and Socialist Walloon Persia Zuur is up in Arms this Week, along with Many in the European Union, over a Controversial Decision by Mayors in towns throughout Flanders to Ban any Political Posters that are in French by Removing or Painting over them.

Many regional Elections are taking place this month throughout Europe, including in Belgium. Tensions have been High betwixt Flemish-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia regarding the Rules of Governance in Belgium as it Relates to the Language Differences. Many Flemish, such as Belgian Cat Elton Jansen, have called for Breaking Away from the southern Walloons and forming their own Independent State.

Still, the likes of Jansen and Zuur have been in Meetings and Talks with Prime Minister Van Rompuy and Others about how to Maintain a United Belgium. Political Flare-Ups such as these during an Election are seen as a Barrier to the Progress of such Dialogue, but may be Inevitable until a True Compromise is Reached between the Different Regions.

–The Minister of Information.

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