Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, 2016 #3: Devil and echidna

Saturday, 30 July 2016
Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

More photos from the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park!

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2016 #2: Roos

Friday, 29 July 2016
Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) boxing match

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) boxing match

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) with joey

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Wombats and Dingoes

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is a lovely place to visit, with its large grounds, sense of quiet, and the opportunity to mingle with some of its native and farmyard/domestic animal collections.

For some years the property had been in danger of being swallowed up by a Rockla sand quarry project, but in December 2015 the wildlife park won its case and is now expected to remain in existence for a good while.

Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

Some changes have taken place — the parrot tours have been stopped due to a lack of rangers comfortable with handling the birds (some of which are quite aggressive, having been rescued from abusive situations) and the quoll has died of cancer. There are now two wombats, Ally and Hippo.

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

So here are some of the photos from the latest trip.

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna

Monday, 17 August 2015

This post will probably be the last in this year’s Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park series.

A Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) enjoying a snack and a shower

A Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) enjoying a snack and a shower

During the afternoon koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) feeding session the older bunches of Eucalyptus leaves get swopped out and replaced with new. The new leaves are then sprayed with water to provide the koalas with a drink. The koalas don’t seem to mind the spray — with the eucalyptus oils in their fur they are pretty much waterproof.

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #3: Roos

Sunday, 16 August 2015

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.

In short:
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 the Wallaroo -- I think

Tegan the Wallaroo — I think

Tegan likes to visit the gift shop at the Visitor Centre (door to the left).

Tegan the wallaroo (Macropus robustus)

Tegan the wallaroo (Macropus robustus)

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #2: The Birds

Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park conducts ranger-led activities on a regular basis. Guests are allowed into one of the aviaries to meet a number of interestingly-named parrots. But first — here are the emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and one of the peacocks.

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Quoll and Devils

Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Spotted-tailed or Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

Spotted-tailed or Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

These photos are the result of a day trip to the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

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