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 #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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Featherdale Wildlife Park, Oct 2009 (Part One)

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor)

Featherdale Wildlife Park is located in a residential area in Western Sydney and not very large, but it is well-stocked with happy and healthy-looking animals.

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