The ‘roos at the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park are all wild and move freely throughout the park (with the exception of Hazel, who wears a collar). Please follow the safety instructions in the handouts you are given when you buy your ticket, as your actions may be interpreted as aggression/challenge and result in severe injury to you.
1. If a ‘roo moves away as you approach, leave it alone.
2. The safest place to touch a ‘roo is on the shoulders and back.
3. Don’t touch a ‘roo on the head, face or neck.
4. When a ‘roo scratches its stomach, don’t imitate it.
5. If a ‘roo hugs you, you may be in big trouble.
6. Don’t feed the ‘roos.
Tegan likes to visit the gift shop at the Visitor Centre (door to the left).
I’ve probably got many of the species identifications wrong, so if you know better please leave a comment and I’ll make the necessary corrections.
That sleeping position doesn’t look very comfortable, but then I’m not a kangaroo.
When a roo hugs you, it is probably getting ready to kick and/or disembowel.
Most of the ‘roo photos turned out unsuitable for publication because of lighting conditions — afternoon feeding time is not great for photography. Note to self: try the morning session next time.
Tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) or Rufous pademelon (Thylogale thetis)? I’m told that the Tammars have more grey in their fur so I’m leaning towards the former.
Update 30 July 2016: There is one wallaroo at AWWP and her name is Tegan. I have corrected the post to reflect this.
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Quoll and Devils
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #2: The Birds
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #3: Roos
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna
Date: 03 August 2015
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny with heavily shaded areas.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.
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