Visit to the Sanctuary
Trip Start Aug 24, 2011
41Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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As you can see from the video the “Koala Forest” is a large koala enclosure with over 30 koalas surrounding the visitors. Koalas there are fed mid-morning and mid-afternoon. We arrived during that time and saw one of them jumping from branch to branch in their hurry to eat the best, fresh gum leaves. Most of the others were sleeping, they sleep 20 hours a day!
We saw many colorful Australian parrots and cockatoos, as well as other Australian birds such as kookaburras (see photo below), emus, cassowaries among others
We also feed and pet the free-roaming kangaroos in the five acre open-plan kangaroo reserve, where more than 130 of the animals freely reside. Kangaroos are sometimes seen with a joey in their pouch. As well as being a wildlife sanctuary, there is a small 'farm', with "Sheep Dog Shows" which I included in the video. This was very interesting to watch and see the skill of the dogs doing a job they love! We had a very interesting day.
Included in the entry is also our visit to the “Symphony under the Stars” with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Our friend Jen (who we met during our Central America Trip) lives in Brisbane and was kind enough to have us join her and her family for a great night of music. Also, Darcy & I visited the “Roma Street Parkland”, which has received acclaim from horticulturists from around the world.
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