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... to his enclosure ate his meal for the 1st time in weeks. The vets diagnosed Tonka with depression as he hadn't been having cuddles and human contact, which lead to the hunger strike! Therefore we thought it was not only ok, but essential we did our bit for him and have a cuddle and a photo! He wee'd on Glenn just before the photo was taken!!! ;-) Apparently he holds it everyday until he gets cuddled by a visitor, maybe he was missing seeing on people and ...
... He was so cuddly and sleepy. I'm pretty sure everyone was plotting on how to make a quick escape with him! He wasn't bothered at all by all the fuss or people petting him. But don't be fooled - he has been raised in captivity and wild koalas are a very different story and can be very dangerous. After meeting Thor we made the lengthy trip back to the mainland (bus, ferry, bus) and ventured to our next destination / keeping everything crossed it would stop ...
... kangaroo with her joey's legs sticking out of her pouch. Let me tell you she is going to have some stretch marks from carrying that joey around! After all the cute and cuddly creatures we wandered to the crocodile side of the park where the scaly beasts stared at us menacingly. It was a little frightening as they could stealthily disappear into a couple of feet of water which made us realize how easily they could creep on you in the wild. After observing several of the ...
... sanctuary was surprisingly good, the handlers were experts in their fields too, having completed expeditions of study which they were happy to discuss. I had to duck the parrots that whiz past your head while I took a walk around the site, extending my wildlife tour a little, it wasn't long before I saw a family of wallabies leaping through the bush. This place is idyllic. Since landing in Australia the number and variety of wildlife here has blown us away. We walked into the bay for ...
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