Monday, 10 February 2014

Australia zoo

We are still in the cyclone area with it due to cross the coast early the next morning and close to where we are but we are due to fly out this afternoon but all the planes have been cancelled for the next couple of days and as all flights are full not much chance of getting out for a while so we decide to hire a car and drive to Brisbane but we must go now as the roads are starting to flood, it been raining heavy now since yesterday afternoon, we were lucky to get a car from Hertz and one that was very comfortable too,  needed because it's a long drive.
We left about 4pm and arrived in Brisbane about 7am the next morning 4 hours of driving rain an d drizzle for a few more then clearer skies for the rest of the journey a few stops for naps and food but only short ones, so the next day was catch up on sleep.


The next day it was off to the Australian zoo, this is the home of The Crocodile Hunter, he was a bit over the top and I always found him  annoying but he did create a pretty good zoo.  

Most of the animals are Australian so not too much danger to let them wander around.




The koala's are never a problem, they sleep most of the day and most of the night too.
There was a  crock show with colourful birds flying around free, glad the crocks were not free, one was huge.


The kangaroos are free in a large area where you go in double doors.


We all got a picture and they do like a pat.

A large bird area but hard to get pictures as they are all on the move.


More roos.



and koalas

you can go on a camel ride
or just sit and rest.
A south east asia section.



With Sumatran tigers, but there was only one in the display area the others were out walking and there is cubs but they were only out at certain times of the day and we missed them.




He is behind glass but come up to say hello or maybe to see if we were tasty or not.

These are the biggest paws I have ever seen.
we were not tasty so he left.


This guy was out walking with a keeper, they assured us he had just been fed but best not to get to close.
The only electric fence I saw in the Africian area, this is the newest area.

  At 5pm the zoo closes and a shuttle goes around to pick up odd people still wandering around of course that was us and a few others.

36 comments:

  1. Oh MERCY, Merle. When I first logged on to your post, I nearly keeled over, thinking the giant lizard was in your backyard! Oh glory be, was so relieved it was in the zoo.

    Your tiger shots are fabulous. Man alive, I"d be so scared that glass wouldn't hold! Yikers.

    Great post. Susan p.s. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. Love them.

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    1. We did have a large blue tounge lizard that lived under our house a few years back but I haven't seen him for some time.
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  2. I'm so happy you got to the zoo; it sure is worth the look. I would still be wandering, too.

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    1. We got rounded up and put on the shuttle or we might still be there too, the time just flew.
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  3. Wow, I only had the first photo load for a few seconds, and was thinking, oh no was that on her patio...lol.

    Jen

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    1. I do like the big lizards but I'm not sure the other animals that live here would be to happy.
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  4. What a fun visit. I guess I have never seen kangeroos laying down before. I always think of them as on their hind legs. How great that they send a shuttle around to pick up stragglers. I would like that! xo Diana

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    1. Kangaroos sleep a lot in the day most of our animal do because of the heat I guess, I like a afternoon nap too.
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  5. I was not keen on him either. I barely knew who he was when he died. I love the tiger face photo.

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    1. He was a bit of a idiot but I think he was very passionate about animals, he just never really grew up.
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  6. They are the most laid back Roos I have ever seen!
    Jane x

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    1. Me too they were lazy.
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  7. Chiming in to agree that I too thought he was a self-important pain in the behind.
    LOVE the tiger shots.
    And hope you get home safely.

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    1. I loved the tigers too would have liked to see the cubs.
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  8. What a lovely zoo!! Roos and Koalas -- very neat!!
    Now Merle!! You shouldn't have told us that the tiger was behind glass. We would never have known, such an awesome picture!!! You could have let us think that you were THAT close to a real live tiger -- with no glass in between!!
    Great shots!!

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  9. I've always wanted to see Australia Zoo, thanks for these photos. I love the Sumatran tiger! We have one here in Adelaide Zoo, but he is always asleep behind a log so no photos.

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    1. I think because they change the tigers around and this one has just come into the glass area he was interested in who we were.
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  10. Hari OM
    What a wonderful day, well worth your trip. Somehow Aust Zoo got missed when I went to QLD - time element I think. Thanks for taking us there!! YAM xx

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    1. We really enjoyed the visit keep it in mind for next time.
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  11. I enjoyed looking at these pictures, Merle. The Zoo is one of my favorite places to go. The crocodile, the koalas, the kangaroos - they are all wonderful, but I think the tiger caught my eye the most. They are interesting animals, don't you think?

    I'm glad you had a fun time at the zoo - oh, now I want to take a visit there.
    Have a good week, Merle.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Yes the tiger was very special.
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  12. Awww.. you get to pet the kangaroos!! How wonderful :) And the koala is just too precious - they are my favorite animal.

    Just yesterday I told my husband it would be fun to go to the zoo for my son's birthday. It's always so much fun seeing the cute animals. Have a great week, Merle! Hugs

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    1. I liked the interaction between animals and the fact they were so relaxed in our company.
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  13. Wow!! Amazing photos, looks a brilliant day out.
    Thanks for sharing Merle! And thanks for visiting my blog too.
    Gill xx

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  14. It was a great day out.
    Merle.......

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  15. Looks like a nice zoo, I would love the see the koala and the kangaroo. And the tiger is cool. Great shots, thanks for sharing your visit.

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    1. I was a bit surprised when the tiger jumped up on the glass, but it was a good picture.
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  16. What an AMAZING day! And that tiger shot was smashing!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  17. ... wow... the tiger photos are wonderful.... they DO have huge paws, have never seen paws on the glass like this, great... so Glad you only got caught in wind and rain. 4 hours of rain is awful to be travelling in. Bet you were glad to be home and in your own bed. exciting holiday...
    Hugs..... Barb xxx

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    1. Barb I'm getting too old to travel,I now need a holiday to get over the holiday but did have a good time.
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  18. What a beautiful zoo. I didn't know you could pet kangas. Glad you are having a great time!

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    1. I would never try to pet them in the wild but these were very tame and relaxed.
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  19. I used to hate zoo's. Now I don't for the simple reason, that the animals are safe and out of harms way ... ie, men with big guns and even smaller brains.

    Excellent pics!

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    1. You got a point and zoos today are much better than they were years ago more natural areas, not just pits in the ground or cages.
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