DISCLAIMER: This post has nothing to with food, unless you consider the baby farm animals as potential food products.
If you have been wondering where I’ve been over the weekend (or didn’t even know I was gone), well here’s where we went- to the zoo! We flew to Brisbane and drove 45 minutes to the famous Australia Zoo. It seems almost criminal leaving the state while Good Food Month is taking place, but any excuse to hop on a plane and do some travelling always wins me over. Especially when there are cute animals involved!
The zoo, has to one of the best I have ever been to, I have never seen a happier bunch of creatures. Some animals are even allowed to roam the zoo freely, uncaged. And for the more ferocious, man-eating types, some are surprisingly let out while accompanied by keepers. The animals and keepers roam the precinct and allow visitors to get a closer look without, well getting eaten by the animals. Here are a few photographs of how our day ensued.
These lizards were found everywhere around the zoo. They are obviously harmless.
Walking the dingoes
I'm glad this python was not freely roaming the zoo.
And the same goes for this crocodile. I'm glad he had an enclosure because those jaws are strong enough to chop your limbs off.
Bimbo is one popular elephant. Feeding them is one of the main attractions at the zoo.
I took this photo while feeding Sabu some sweet potatoes. Her trunk is a like a rubbery vaccuum hose.
And being the big kids that we were, we made out way to the Kid's Zoo.
Jessie the piglet waits in eager anticipation for me to bring her milk bottle.
G comes to the rescue when it's Sammy the goat's feeding time.
There were also a lot of sleepy heads at the zoo. Like these Tasmanian Devils about to take a nap (below).
Mr. Wombat was woken up by noisy children and decides to pose for some shots.
There was no waking this sleepy-eyed red kangaroo no matter how many people came to pat him.
Who could resist the charms of this cute marsupial. He was a little camera shy.
Not one to shy away from attention was this stuningly reclined cheetah. Another one of the many animals allowed out of their enclosure.
This dingo has had enough of his picture being taken and retreats back to his grassy knoll with the keepers.