Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wild Australia - Sydney

One day we all ventured out to the Taronga Zoo. We were fascinated by the animals and agreed it was one of the best zoos we have ever been to. Our favorite section was Wild Australia. We were able to see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, and exotic birds. The zoo had several special animal encounters where you could get up close and personal with the animals. One of our favorite encounters was with the koala bears. John, Chelsie, and Marina had their own photo shoot with the cute and cuddly bears.

Sara and Maria particularly loved the sections where you were able to walk freely amongst the animals without a zoo caretaker present (this would never fly in the US). In one section they spotted a wallaby on the side of a little hill. They were gushing over it and in an instant they were surrounded by a pack of eight to ten wallabies. All of a sudden they weren't the cute little animals we thought they were. The wallabies started inching closer and made direct eye contact with us! Sara was convinced they were going to attack so we took off screaming and laughing as the wallabies chased us back to the entrance.

1 comment:

  1. Sara - I would like a koala bear (live) along with a penquin (also live) for my presents.