Travel Wordless Wednesday

Australia Zoo

July 20, 2016
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We have a guest from the UK staying with us at the moment and on Wednesday a week ago we took her to Australia Zoo (only about an hour north of us).  It was the first time I have ever been there (sad but true).

My daughter’s friend from high school works at Australia Zoo (dream job and totally in line with her ‘Zoology’ university studies) and was one of the presenters in the show at the Crocoseum.  She also met us after the show and had arranged for us to have a ‘private experience’ with Mack the Koala.  Basically she brought Mack out for us each to have a nice long cuddle with.  Mack was incredibly snuggly!  I’m pretty sure he and I have bonded for life.  I so easily could have snuck him home with me!

Anyway it was a fabulous day!  Here’s a tip for you:  if you go to Australia Zoo make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.  It is huge and there is a lot of walking to be done!

Here are some photo’s of some of the animals and birds encountered on the day. 

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Koala

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William, the 5 year old Cheetah

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Licking a tuna ice-block!

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Macaws

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Tiger

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Kookaburra

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Curlew

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Brolga

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Tortoise

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Kangaroo

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Graham – the crocodile

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Camel (yawning)

Which animal pictured above would be your favourite?   Have you been to Australia Zoo?

Ciao for now,

Min-Signature

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Steph’s Joy for #WordlessWednesday

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  • Lydia C. Lee July 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    You got some really great shots. I’m glad you said it was a tuna iceblock as I thought it was a wooden hammer…and thought it looked mean!

    • Min July 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Lydia. LOL oh that’s funny – a wooden hammer would indeed be mean! No he was like a happy little kitten licking away on his tuna iceblock.

  • stephanie@stephsjoy July 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Oh beautiful Min! I love the photos of the macaws!! Thanks for showing us what you saw!

    • Min July 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the photo’s Steph! The macaws are gorgeous aren’t they?! They were over on ‘Bindi’s Island’ on the walkway up to her ‘treehouse’. πŸ™‚

  • Trish July 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Your photos are so true to life and gorgeous.
    I love the Kookaburra and the Tiger.
    We visited when our twins were toddlers – amazing zoo.

    • Min July 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you Trish! I adore that Kookaburra and the tiger was gorgeous too. First time for me at Australia Zoo. I read today that they are extending to include an overnight experience. That sounds like fun! πŸ™‚

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths July 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Pretty much all those shots are my favourite – but I do love the one with the two birds perched together. Gorgeous photography Min!

    • Min July 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Kirsty! I love the Macaws too – the colours – beautiful! πŸ™‚ x

  • Raych aka Mystery Case July 21, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Gorgeous photos. Have never been to Australia Zoo or up that way. Looks like a fabulous family fun day out.

    • Min July 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Raychael! First time there for me and yes it’s a great family day out. Good for winter – it’d be too hot for me in summer (but that is me)! πŸ˜‰

  • Vanessa July 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Fantastic photos! I haven’t been there for many years – it was quite small and unimpressive when I last went.

    • Min July 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Vanessa – you will be very surprised when/if you go again. It is huge now! I read today that they are going to be extending to include an overnight experience. Now that sounds like fun! πŸ™‚

  • Di from Max The Unicorn July 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    The Kookaburra is really cute, the Tiger is a bit intimidating and the Macaw is so pretty. The colours!

    • Min July 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Di! I adore Kookaburra’s and those Macaw are beautiful! The tiger seemed like a pussy cat but I did have very thick glass between him and I πŸ™‚

  • alicia July 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Love your photos. The cheetah is amazing. I thought the tuna icypole was odd, but it’s a big cat. What cat wouldn’t love tuna? πŸ™‚

    • Min July 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I couldn’t believe how tame that cheetah was – though they would always have to be on guard! Those cats are fast! He was loving that tuna iceblock! πŸ™‚