Australia Zoo

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  • Day114

    Australia Zoo

    April 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Nachdem ich morgens schon um 6 Uhr wach war und nimmer schlafen konnte bin ich früher als geplant raus aus den Federn.
    Heute stand die Fahrt von Brisbane ins knapp 300 km entfernte Hervey Bay an.
    Auf dem Weg dorthin liegt der Australia Zoo, welcher vor allem durch Steve Irwin - dem Crocodile Hunter bekannt ist. Leider starb Steve vor 11 Jahren tragisch, als ihn bei Unterwasseraufnahmen ein Stachelrochen ins Herz stach. Sein Vermächtnis lebt hier im Australia Zoo unter der Leitung seiner Witwe und vielen Projekten auf der ganzen Welt weiter 😊.
    Im Zoo werden überwiegend einheimische Tiere wie Koalas, Wombats, Tasmanischer Teufel, Brogla, Schlangen, Krokodile 🐨🐍🦎 🐊🐢 und vieles mehr gezeigt, außerdem gibt es noch einen Teil Afrika, wo unter anderem Tiger 🐅, Giraffen 🦒, Nashörner 🦏 zu sehen sind. Immer wieder kann man an Fütterungen teilnehmen Koalas streicheln 💖 oder anderen Tieren ganz nahe kommen, da man teilweise durch die Gehege spazieren kann. Dazu gibt es ein Hospital wo 365 Tage im Jahr rund um die Uhr Tiere die verletzt/ angefahren wurden, behandelt und gepflegt werden bis sie zurück in die Wildnis können 😊.
    Der Zoo ist riesig, weitläufig und mit sehr viel Liebe angelegt. Es macht sehr viel Freude hier den Tag zu verbringen. Ich hab dort völlig die Zeit verloren und war fast 7 Stunden drin.
    Von dort hatte ich noch 2 weitere Stunden bis Hervey Bay zu fahren. Leider hat mein Navi nicht so richtig funktioniert und ich musste bei Dunkelheit mein Hostel suchen. Ich war ziemlich platt als ich ankam. Hab mir noch das kostenlose Abendessen mit einem Gläschen Wein im Hostel schmecken lassen und bin dann früh ins Bett 💤.
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  • Day268

    Day 10 - Thatchersontour - Australia Zoo

    December 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Today we visited Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo which is something I have been really looking forward to! It's a couple of hours up the East Coast from where we are staying but it was well worth the trek. We got to see lots of Aussie wildlife that we haven't been able to see in the wild which was amazing.

    One of the big highlights was definitely the Wildlife Warriors Show. We got to see a variety of amazing birds including an Andean condor. We are fortunate to have already seen condors in Peru however seeing them up close makes you appreciate how big they really are. The different birds flew all around the Crocoseum which was pretty cool. The highlight of the show however was definitely the big old crocodile. Three extremely crazy guys got extremely close to the enormous croc to show us a variety of behaviours the crocodile displays in the wild including the almighty death roll. It was an incredibly tense few hours and I was literally on the edge of my seat. It is a wonder how one of them didn't lose an arm!

    The tiger demo with Reggie the Sumatran tiger was also very impressive. Pacified with some milk the keepers demonstrated how they undertake medical checks on the tigers such as looking at their teeth and eyes. We also got to hand feed kangaroos, see more cute cuddly koalas and wombats as well as lots of other native Australian wildlife.

    Towards the end of the day, Kevin and Lucy booked themselves in for the koala experience for some koala cuddles so Simon and I decided to do a tour of the Wildlife Hospital which is next to the zoo. What was meant to be a 30 minute group tour turned into an hour long private tour which was amazing. Our tour guide Brandon was so knowledgable and he took us around each part of the Wildlife hospital, including the outside koala area where they slowly rehabilitate koalas so they can be released back into the wild. Whilst we were there, a tiny baby roo whose mum had been killed by a car had been taken in and the vets were looking at her. The baby roo was only 6 months old and didn't even have its fur yet. The vet talked us through what she was doing to treat the roo and even let us stroke its soft velvety body. Such an amazing experience!
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  • Day37

    Australia Zoo

    May 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Hüt bini mit 3 Kollege in Australia Zoo vom Steve Irwin gange... Es isch mega Iidrücklich gsih wenn mehr sich überleit was die Familie mit dem Zoo ufbaut het🦒🦓🐊🐢🐍🐨 Es het mehr mega gfalle und endlich hani au mal Koalabäre und Kangaroos gseh haha🎉 Jetzt chani mehr snechste Ziel setzte und die Tier mal ide Wildnis gseh!!!

    Am Abig simer no as Food Truck Festival gange hend eppis gesse und de Tag usklinge laa😊🍻 Alles i allem wiedermal es hammergeils Weekend gsih mit viele neue Idrück
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  • Day42

    Australia Zoo

    February 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Hüt bini warschindli fascht in berüemtischti Zoo wos gitt gsi! De isch vom Steve Irwin gfüehrt worde, en bekannte Dokumentarfilmer und Abentürer. Er isch bi Unterwasserufnahme am Great barrier Reef dur en Stich vonere Stachelroche is Herz gstorbe.
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  • Day121

    QLD - Australia Zoo "Kängurus"

    November 12, 2016 in Australia ⋅

    Von Brisbane ging es dann zum Australia Zoo, wo wir Kängurus und Koalas streicheln konnten und den Krokodilen bei der Fütterung zusahen.

    In Scharen hüpfen die Kängurus über die Wiese, um dann schnell anzuhalten oder sich hinzulegen, wenn Christof mit der Kamera kommt😊

  • Day96

    Australia Zoo #1

    January 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅

    Heute hieß es Zoo-Tag! Erst wollte ich den Zoo nicht besuchen, doch viele Hostelbewohner meinten, es würde sich lohnen. Und es ist wirklich nicht mit einem Stadtzoo zu vergleichen. Ich bin froh, im berühmten Australia Zoo gewesen zu sein. Ich hatte einen super Aufenthalt. 🐊🐆🐢

  • Day23

    Australia Zoo, Beerwah

    September 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅

    Today we're going to head to Australia Zoo using the Francey mobile - so I had better be careful! I have visited the local car park that is used for parents taking teens to learn to familiarise myself with an automatic! All I have to remember is the indicators are on the Right hand side otherwise I will be indicating with windscreen wipers!!
    Ken has explained the route which is very straight forward and about an hours drive up into the Glass Mountain area towards the Sunshine coast. The drive up was really easy and the mountains were stunning. The Zoo itself started as a wildlife park and as the park got bigger it became Australia Zoo which was the brainchild of Steve Irwin - The Crocodile Hunter. Steve and Terri Irwin's vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world! We arrived around 10.30 am after about 1 hrs drive. The park is divided into sections - we investigated the Australian Lizards and turtles, Komodo dragon and Aldabran tortoises, before having coffee at the food court. In this area is the Crocoseum where the zoo does their main show. As there were large numbers of families we gave the show a miss and were able to get a near empty shuttle up to the top of the park and we could then make our way downhill through all the other areas.
    So we started in Africa - giraffe, zebra, rhinos and meerkats; headed to Bindi's Island (named after Steve's daughter) which has a tree house to see the free roaming Lemurs, a macaw and snapping turtles; next was Asia with Camel rides, a Red Panda and Tigers (sleeping) The zoo has a tiger base where they have around 13 tigers. As tigers get older they become more solitary so they have an enclosure for each tiger with different activities in each one. The tigers are moved around each enclosure so they get different experiences. The tigers only spend a certain amount of time in the zoo enclosure and they are rotated. As we had seen a lot of Australian animals we gave most of this area a miss, but did see Cockatoos and I stroked a koala. We walked through a kangaroo enclosure where you could stroke or feed the animals. One largish kangaroo had a keeper looking after her who explained that this Kangaroo was an old lady who could get a bit grouchy and snap at visitors, so she was there to look after her and move visitors on - Kangaroos can live up to 18 yrs and this one was 15. At the end of this enclosure we also saw Echidnas. After lunch we had a look at the Wombats, Snakes, Crocodiles, Alligators and Rhinoceros Iguanas.
    The Zoo also has a 24 hr Wildlife Rescue service and wildlife hospital where they treat wild animals brought in to them or animals injured at the zoo. On the way back to the car we were able to have a 'sneak peek' in the hospital to see behind the scenes. On our way home we also got good views again of the Glass House Mountains. The drive home was fine until we got to the Sandgate turn off which is a little muddled due to roadworks but we got home ok.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Australia Zoo, Zoológico de Australia, オーストラリア動物園, 오스트레일리아 동물원, Зоопарк Австралии, 澳洲动物园

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