ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA

IMG_8687I have been to several zoos and seen so many different types of animals. However while in Australia I was fortunate enough to see animals that I had never seen in person, let alone in such beautifully natural habitats.

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We saw kangaroos! We were able to purchase a bag of feed and feed these fascinating creatures. As we were walking away, we ran into a mother and her baby. While the baby was too big to fit into the mother’s pouch, the baby made sure to stick her head in there when she was scared.

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At the Koala Conservation Centere on Phillip Island, we were able to see koalas up close. It was such a lucky time to be there as we were able to watch koala’s of all ages. We saw an old guy snoozing away, a young joey who just recently “moved out” and was living alone, and a baby still living on mom.

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Tasmanian devils! I have no idea why they are called devils – these guys were adorable. They didn’t move much, other than to readjust their cuddle position. I wanted to jump right in and hug both of them.

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Dingos. No babies were harmed.

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Wombats! Who knew wombats were this cuddly and cute?

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Blue tongued lizards.

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Don’t tell anybody with wings, but I’m not a big fan of birds. I will admit that it was interesting seeing birds that I don’t typically see at home. Well, interesting only from a distance.

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The little penguin’s on Phillip Island. I wasn’t able to take photos while I was with these guys, but that’s a story for another day – so stay tuned. (Little Penguin image via.)

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Platypus. Did you know the plural of platypus is platypus – because it is. According to my canoe tour guide, this change happened about 10 years ago, so keep spreading the word. (Platypus image via).

if you’re lucky enough to see the animals of Australia, you’re lucky enough

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