Wednesday, September 30, 2015

QLD Zoo - Australian Animals

As promised yesterday this post is all about those adorable Australian Animals!


First up, a joey that's way too big for his mothers pouch.  Not sure if you can see in this photo but his legs and tail were sticking out super awkwardly


Can you spot the koala joey? I'd never seen a baby koala before so, yup, I was ridiculously excited!


I'd also never seen an albino wallaby before.
Wallabies are essentially the cuter (smaller) version of a kangaroo :)

 Although this young Kangaroo is pretty darn cute!



Sure you're fitting buddy???

One thing I noticed was how each koala family huddled together. I thought it was super endearing, it wasn't enough for them just to be close they literally had to have some part of their body connecting with another :)


That guy on the left is a curlew - the staff at the zoo, were really helpful in answering questions :)

Kangaroos seem to love being lazy and striking sexy poses!

We also have the coolest lizards, okay maybe that's a lie, chameleons are pretty rad but our guys are spikey and have features like blue tongues!

Ben and I got to dance with the black cockatoo and when I say dance, we basically did this head banging side to side step motion and then he would copy and we would do it again but more outrageously and then he would up his own game - it was pretty amazing! Birds are so clever!

 Baby koala - how flipping cute are they, again one hand on his mumma/papa at all times :)

One more photo of cutie-pie albino!

Ben was like, "you have to get a photo of this goanna with his feather".  Looking back, I can't believe I was almost not going to *gasp*

 More sleeping and...

 more eating. 

There was a rumor that Koalas slept a lot (up to 22 hours a day - trumping cats!) because they got drunk off Eucalyptus leaves but apparently, from a quick google, it's actually to do with needing lots of energy to digest the leaves!

It was fun to get to see them so active!

22 comments:

  1. lovely pics. now I want to go to the zoo too. instead, I go to work...sigh.

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  2. I know it's not encouraged - but omg I want to hug those koalas so badly! haha how cute are they, seriously?! thanks for this - made my day :)

    Sharon

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    1. I got to hold one once and remember he was so much heavier than I was expecting - they also have huge claws :P but so so cute!!

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  3. Truly gorgeous photos, It's one of my dreams to see a Koala, although I've heard they're a bit bad tempered!

    Rags of Love - Alternative Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I think the perception is because they look so cute they're going to be that cute, I honestly don't think they're all bad tempered - hopefully not! he he he he. I'm sure your dream will come true!

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  4. An albino wallaby and a black cockatoo! How magical! Your shots are so gorgeous, my gosh, you're so talented!

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    1. aww thank-you!!! It was magical :)

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  5. So many babies! And how fun was it to dance with a bird? Totes jealous. Also, lol at the sexy kangaroo. I love when animals get all casual.

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    1. There was another bird who was amazing that I didn't get a photo of - a white cockatoo that was super chatty. Ben and I were casually reading the sign that said they love being scratched but they'll also bite your fingers off so we were a bit miffed if that was an invitation or not to give him a scratch and then out of nowhere he goes "scratch cockie" so we spent way too long giving him head scratches because honestly it's super hard to leave a bird that talks to you :P

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  6. Aw, so many cuties in one post! Really loving those little koala faces and the sleepy roo. :)

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    1. The roos have such beautiful "eyeliner" and lashes too!

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  7. Really lovely photos. Australia really has some of the most unique animals ever and also the cutest.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. As I was posting them, I was thinking about how bland their colours are (to blend in with our dry bush environments) but how they still manage to be super cute :)

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  8. I am a lizard fan. I love chameleons and geckos and these spiky dudes look so cute!

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    1. oh I love love geckos!! I had an animal reference book as a kid and would always spend too long on the lizard pages - especially those spotty geckos!

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    2. Yes! I used to hear tales of laughing geckos as a kid in Kenya. No idea if they are true. I hope so!

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    3. I'll definitely believe it with you :)

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  9. oh my gosh! i can't get over the cuteness! koalas, kangaroos and that pretty wallaby. :) makes me want to reach into the screen and pet them.

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    1. and they were all so super chill too!

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  10. my heart is melting right now with all this sweetness :)

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