The Australia Zoo – Irwin central!

We spent all day Tuesday at the Australia Zoo, and it was SPECTACULAR! Everything was laid out well, and the animals had tonnes of room! (unlike Lucy at Edmonton’s Story Land Valley Zoo). There was (quite understandably) a very strong conservation message at all exhibits and shows, but it was well done. We hit it first thing when the gates opened at nine, and stayed right up until they closed the park at 4:30. The highlights were many of course, and everything, from the displays, to shows, to animals and even the food services were done up very well.

We got lots of pets and cuddles in all types of animals and even paid for a family picture with a super soft (and inherently cuddly) Koala Bear. Many of our zoo visit pictures are uploaded to the website picture gallery now too! We had a wonderful hot day all in all, (drinking tonnes of water naturally) and even shot some pics of the Tasmanian Devil. It was much cuter than I ever would have expected! The staff also took our camera and shot some extreme close-ups of the zoo’s tiger cubs. The croc show was stunning, never minds the snakes… AGH! There was even the most amazing picture or Terry, with her pet cougar, before meeting Steve. We’re talking amazing Farah Fawcett, big, beautiful feathered back hair here; Claudette had the drag me away from the huge wall picture… Mmmmmmm…

3 Responses to “The Australia Zoo – Irwin central!”

  1. Tim says:

    Trying to comment again…

  2. Tim says:

    Ok – now the comments work for me.

    Great to talk to you, buddy. Most of the news I wrote in the lost comment we talked about, so I won’t bother repeating it. I look forward to getting the mailing address so we can mail stuff to you in Beijing.

    Still haven’t got your e-mail, but I am sure it will arrive in the next half hour or so. Stay out of the heat, gang!

  3. Tim says:

    Enjoy your time in the tropics, gang. Six inches of snow fell here last night and it ain’t going away until April. *sigh*

    Rick, I haven’t received your e-mail yet. Maybe you can re-send.