20.07.2010 - 20.07.2010 18 °C
First real expidition in Australia involved a trip to the zoo. An hour or so north of Brisbane meant a super early start (6 weeks of doing nothing since end of exams really had not prepared me for that).
Australia Zoo is huge though..but the best bit is all the open enclosures and hands on experiences available to the public for free. The kangeroos hop along in mini parks where they look like the British on one of the Costas chilling in the sun. Find a red kangeroo and you definitely have a British tourist. So chilled out though, very used to us all patting them, I'm sure.
Twice a day there's an elephant feeding session available to the public. The elephants seem to have this down to a T, casually taking whatever the vegetable may be from the slightly anxious visitor. Was a strange experience, but none the less, pretty cool.
The "Crocoseum" is their highlight show of the day. We got to see snakes swimming in the pool and a huge variety of birds zooming around the stadium before the main event, a 15' crocodille. Was great fun to watch the creature show why it's king of the swamp.
We even got to see the tigers' playtime session before we headed off. First, just the one tiger playing with one of the keepers - amazing. Then two more were introduced which made things somewhat hair-raising at times..great fun to watch though.