Tuesday, September 29, 2015

QLD zoo - farm animals

For Ben's birthday the other week we headed down to the Big Pineapple where they have the QLD zoo (formerly Alma Park zoo). It's doesn't quite compete with Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo down the road but QLD zoo is a whole lot cheaper and quite interactive for a small place. I'm going to divide the post into two sections, the farm animals (today's post) and the Australian animals for tomorrow :)

When you walk in you can grab some feed for a few bucks. I'd definitely recommend this but then again I always give my bags to Ben because I'm too scared! *scary flashbacks to Nara and those deer*

I loved this dude and not surprisingly he features most in this post today!

Piggie!! how awesome are pigs :)


Chicken! MY beautiful chicken Oblina got eaten the other day, I still have such a hard time walking into the yard and her not being there. She was the best and it was just such unfortunately circumstance that our metal fence flew open and the neighbours dog took advantage. We have decided our place is too unsafe to have any more chickens for now, which is really sad too :( I didn't mean for this post to take such a turn but I really want to say chickens make such awesome pets and she gave us lots of love and go chickens! :) :)


Mr Llama makes a comeback and to his left, dare I say, his cuter cousin, the Alpaca!


Ben getting his pat on with one super cute cow!

We also got to play with baby chicks!! I usually miss out because everyone else crowds around (when baby chicks are involved) but Ben and I had them all to ourselves!!! They were so playful and active and then would tire themselves out and fall asleep on the spot :p


Piglet!! This guy made so much noise and I kept saying to Ben - I want a pig!!!


Mr sheep! Or maybe Mrs :)

Some colourful bantams which provided some hair colour inspiration :)

And one final appearance from our alpaca friend

And llama dude!

Tomorrow I'm back with a bunch more cute animals!

16 comments:

  1. Oh man I love interactive zoos they're a ton of fun. Bantams always makes me laugh, they look so funny with all that hair! Heehee.

    PS: So sorry to hear about Oblina, such sad news.

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    1. Interactive zoos are way better - this zoo still has some questionable cage issues but I think for the most part they're on the right track with having happy animals :) Thanks about Oblina, I have one of her cute feathers next to me at my desk to remember her - I have a lot of happy memories too, no more sadness anymore :)

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  2. too cute. but you're right. zoos are insanely expensive. we rarely ever take the kids because it easily adds up to 100+ euro. and of course you can't bring food. so we figure that as long as they don't really appreciate it we might as well take them to some place cheaper. they love a chicken as much as a flamingo after all... great pics!

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    1. I don't know how families do it, I only have to pay for my ticket to go out, be it a zoo or to the movies but when you start multiplying that - yikes! At least there is always nature and free animal spotting to happen there too :)

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  3. What beautiful little baby animals. I am especially in love with that llama and baby pig! So sorry to hear about Oblina :( I am generally not a huge fan of zoos because I sometimes question the treatment of the animals, but this place looks like the animals as well kept and happy.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. yeah I'm definitely with you on the zoo front, I'd say 70% of the park is awesome but there are still some questionable cage set ups, I think the zoo auditing system, if there is one, needs to be much much stricter, I do understand about conservation, raising funds and that the animals at zoos are usually rescued but our overall treatment of animals definitely needs to improve. I honestly feel most people want to go see happy animals, and if that means not having some animals because cage set ups/public viewing doesn't work than I think it's better to just leave them out of the zoo scene (end rant) :)

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  4. Eeek you just have the best editing style! Your photographs are beautiful. Looks like a fun day!

    carlyandmoth.blogspot.com

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  5. Alpacas make me swoon so hard. They are so fluffy and cute. And furry pigs!!! Also, sorry to hear about Oblina. I would love to keep chickens one day, if we ever get out of the city.

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    1. and they have the best shaped heads! lol. I hope more chickens are in our future too :) :) Thanks Mariko!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love all these guys! :) And I am so so sorry to hear about Oblina! :( So very sad!

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    1. It's been super sad, actually all three of our chickens have now been eaten by our neighbours staffie :( For the week or so after, I couldn't look at Evie the dog but she is actually the sweetest pup and it was just her instinct - many a lesson learnt in this process for sure!

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  7. Oh miss Fee I'm so sorry to hear about Oblina :( *super hugs* :(
    Such cute photos from the zoo, baby chicks eeee so sweet and fluffy, glad you got to play with them :) I like llama guy too :)
    *hug hug*

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    1. Thanks Heddie!! It was kind of a dream come true to get to play with them :) :)

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  8. oh these are all so cute! I'm hopefully getting baby chicks today!! :-D

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS!! You have to get back on this blogging train and show us!

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