Saturday, June 6, 2009

Marty goes to Australia Zoo

From Maroochydore, we knew we had to spend time at the home of the late, great Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. So we made the trip to Australia Zoo.

I was a little braver with the snakes here, because I was seperated by the glass. By the way, this might look like two snakes, but it's not. It's one really really long snake!






I got to meet the three elephants who live at the zoo. They have a gigantic day enclosure, and six different paddocks they can spend the night in. They also have their own water hole, and they go for walks each day around the zoo. They looked really happy. In this photo, the elephant is using big thick ropes to scratch her back.

Here is another of the elephants using one of the big huge piles of dirt to give herself a dust shower.

This little fella here is one of the cutest sights of the day. He is a red panda, and one of the keepers said we were really lucky to see him out of the tree. Something cool that the lady noticed was how active the animals seemed. Lots of them were running about the place, when she was used to seeing them pretty still.That's it for part one of my trip. I'll show you some more cool sightings tomorrow!:)

14 comments:

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Wow that is one really long long snake! Kind of scary! An elephant too! Really neat!

Aniemother said...

I'm sure they all were out and running since they were having a celebrity visitor!

b

Pablo said...

Crikey! What a great day!

Tracey and Huffle said...

LOL Pabs Crikey indeed!

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Marty, you are very brave!

The Island Cats said...

Be careful you don't get too close to those elephants, Marty...you don't want to get squished!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We share your relief at having glass between you and the snakes, Marty!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

Fin said...

You're very brave Marty

Cory said...

Marty we are proud of you getting so close to all of those VERY big animals!

Daisy said...

Marty, you have been having some amazing adventures!

fayedufour said...

To My Pretty Suey:

Glad to see the posts. Hope you and Fui will be back with your parents soon. When we moved back in November, 2007 it was only five miles from where we were living in the FEMA trailer. You and Fui are so brave to travel as far as you are!!

Whikser kisses to my Pretty Suey

Benny Grunch - From Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Angel and Kirby said...

That looks like a fun trip. Our mom's favorite Zoo animal is the elephant! That is a really big SNAKE!.

AM said...

We too love the late great Steve Irwin! It looks like you had a fabulous trip to the zoo. I'm not sure I want to be that close to a big snake, even with glass between us! eeeks!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

What a fun time you had at the Zoo!! You were lucky to meet so many fine creatures!!
We had not heard of a red panda before ;)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie