Saturday, July 09, 2011

Australian Petting Zoo

When you go to a petting zoo in the states, you are likely to see sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, etc.

When you go to on in Australia, you get to feed Kangaroos (roos = big ones), Wallabies (medium ones), and Potoroos (mini ones) as well as exotic birds and Koalas (don't call me bear).

Totally extraordinary experience. 8 of us drove out and brave the soaking rain to walk with these guys. We also saw Dingoes (look like wolves) as well as Tasmanian Devils, Emus, Wombats, snakes, skinks, monitors, etc.

See below.

(Ross uploaded the pictures but I'll add some context)

On his Saturday, our Friday, Ross got to be a tourist in Australia and headed out with some folks he works with to a "petting zoo". This however, was unlike any petting zoo I've ever seen - unless you count wallabies as deer?

He got to feed a kangaroo/wallaby, pet a koala (not a bear!) and took some video for the boys of a Tasmanian Devil running around.

He's uploaded a bunch of stuff on flickr if you're HERE.
(I've made him his own little set of photos...Rozz in OZ)

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