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Taronga Zoo Tour

an animal tour around the zoo

sunny 66 °F

Annie:
This zoo is AWESOME. The koalas are so cute, and so are the kangaroos. We also saw the worlds largest breed of pigeon.
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this is the zoo that we went to
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This is the largest pigeon in the world, no joke!
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We weren't allowed to touch the koalas but we were allowed to get as close as we could to them.
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There was an enclosed area in the back where a female kangaroo, a quokka(a type of wallaby), a wallaby, and an emu. We were allowed to feed them fresh blossoms and pet them, the kangaroo was so sweet, you could put the blossoms in your hand and she would take them out and eat them. The quokka was so cute because it would hop around behind us after we fed it blossoms.
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The females can be out in an area that isn't barred between the people and the animals, but the males have to be because they start to fight
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Echidna
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They have a couple of 10 month old, pure blooded dingos
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We also got to feed the ringtailed possum. It was so sweet and it acted pretty well, because it got up even though it was sound asleep.
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black swan
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tree kangaroo
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swamp wallaby
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We took the zoo tram down, and the ferry back to the mainland. the ferry got stopped when a sea cow(mantee) swam in front of it! I loved the fact that we got to pet all of these animals, and i think that it is totally bonza(awesome).

Word of the day:wombat=a simple minded person

Auntie:

Our Zoo guides, Cookie and Donna, were definitely dinky di. The tour literature promised that we would touch and feed the animals and get behind the scenes at the zoo. Cookie and Donna saw that the tour deliver on that promise and more. We went into the animal cages and through all those "staff only" doors; what a treat. But the biggest treat was listening to Cookie talk about the animals with honest affection and knowledge. She radiated the good health and enthuiasm so characteristic of older Australian women who have lived their lives in this wonderous country.

The setting for the zoo, high on a hill overlooking the harbour and the Sydney skyline, was spectacular. Despite it being the middle of winter, the day was blue sky sunny with just a hint of a passing cloud. Bonza!

W.O.T.D.: Dinky Di= the real thing, genuine

Posted by AnneAuntie 12:34 Archived in Australia Tagged animal

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Hi Annie! I'm green with envy. It looks like you're having such a great time and doing lots of things I would love to do. Aren't the Koalas so cute?
I'm glad your blogging so we can cybertravel with you.
ramona

by ramonap

Now that we've figured out how to be able to add comments, you'll hear from us more often. It's really interesting to see all those animals we wouldn't see in our zoos. I especially like the ringtailed possum and the enchinea. MK

by mary k

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