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  • Day24

    Besuch Australia Zoo

    January 20, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Noch dem onvergässleche Koala-Erläbnis esch höt medem Bsuech im Australia Zoo bereits s negste Highlight agstande. Mer hend zwar gester au scho die eine oder andere Tierlis chönne aluege aber de Australia Zoo hed done no vell me a Uswahl zbiete gha!

    S Wätter esch med strahlender Sonne ond gfühlte 35 Grad mol weder rechtig Australie-Like gseh ond chorz noch Parköffnig semmer denn au scho vor Ort gseh. Uf de Parkmap hed mer guet gseh wie en riesigi Vielfalt a verschednigi Tier mer alles zgseh bechond, bsonders hemmer eus natürli uf die wilde Kängerus gfreut!

    Bereits chorz noch Start hed mer denn sin Muet, en Schlange zhebe, scho s erst mol chönne onder Bewies stelle. Ämel före Fabio esches Premiere gseh ond hed debi no schwetzigeri Händ becho. De negsti Höheponkt hed denn au ned lang uf sech gwartet. Uf einisch gsesch vor dier onzähligi Kängerus wod chasch streichle, füettere oder eifach nor bestuhne wie sie omenand hoppsed. Mer esch sech chle vorcho wie im Tierpark Goldau, nor med Kängerus anstelle Rehlis. Die Tier hends eus ächt atoh ond mier hend müsse luege, dass mer no anders zgseh bechömed. De Park esch werkli riesig gseh, öber jensti iheimischi Vögel, jensti Krokodilarte, Tiger, Schlange usw. ond Tier (z.B Echidnas, Kasuar, Binturong) wo mer no nie ghört hend aber voll faszinierend gseh send esch mer ächtvoll uf sini Chöste cho. Im Afrika-Teil med de Giraffe, Zebras, Meerkats ond Nashörnern send eus denn die onzählige Safaris in Südafrika weder döre Chopf.

    D Krokdodil ond Tigershow send sehr spannend ond onderhaltsam gseh. D Ziit esch wie im Flog vergange ond mier hend eus ned chönne satt luege. Mer hed osserdemm emmer müsse luege, dass mer keini vo dene lostige Echsene öbertrampled hed wo vor de Bei döregsecklet send. Chorz vor Ändi hend mer (aso vorallem d Yasmin..) eus denn no einisch d Kängerus inezoge ond diversi Fotis gmacht. Ond als währed mer nonig gnueg vo neue Idröck gsättiged gseh, hemmer denn no en chorze Bsuech is Tier-Hospital gmacht wo grad näbedrah gseh esch. Dete hed mer döffe de Ärzt ond Pfleger be ere Arbet öber d Scholtere luege wies Koalas, Vögel etc. Am verarzte send. Das esch denn au de krönnend Abschloss vomene werkli sehr erläbnisriiche ond idröckleche Tag i die faszinierend Tierwält vo Australie gseh.

    PS. Mer hättet locker Fotimaterial för es ganzes Albom gha aber hend eus leider done uf 10 Fotis müsse beschränke. :-)
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    Manuela Brunner

    🦘🥰

    1/20/20Reply
    Manuela Brunner

    🤣✌

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    Judith Münger

    So suess ihr Zwöi🥰

    1/22/20Reply
     
  • Day30

    Brisbane - Surfers Paradise

    November 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Mit unserem neuen Fahrer Gerry fahren wir um 8 Uhr nordwärts Richtung Brisbane. In Bob Irwins (der bekannte "Crocodile Hunter") "Australia Zoo" haben wir einen 2-stündigen Aufenthalt. Luigi und ich halten uns vor allem in dem Teil des Zoos auf, in welchem australische Tiere gehalten werden. Angefangen bei den süßen Koalas bis hin zum gefährlichen Kasuar, dem Vogel, der auch Menschen töten kann, über die riesigen Salzwasserkrokodile, den Wombats, dem Echidna (auch Ameisenigel, eierlegendes Säugetier), den Schlangen (darunter die weltweit tödlichste Schlange, der australische Inlandtaipan, auch "Fierce Snake", 1 Tropfen kann 100 Menschen töten) bis hin zum Tasmanischen Teufel.

    Für die Mittagspause fahren wir nach Brisbane rein, das zum Teil schon recht weihnachtlich daher kommt. Ein sonderbarer Anblick bei 30 Grad Wärme!
    Wir flanieren durch die Fussgängerzone und machen einen Schwenker zum Brisbane River
    Die vielen Krane weisen auch hier auf eine rege Bsutätigkeit hin.

    Um 14.45 h fahren wir weiter und erreichen gegen 16.10 h das Novotel in Surfers Paradise an der Gold Coast.
    Die Stadt befindet sich gerade etwas in einem Ausnahmezustand, denn in den kommenden Tagen finden die "Schoolies", Year 12 school leavers, eine Art amerik. "Spring Break" statt.
    Mit den vielen Hochhäusern und dem bunten Treiben erinnert es uns irgendwie an Las Vegas - mindestens von der Stimmung her.
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    Daniel Christen

    Gseht mega flauschig us :)

    11/18/19Reply
    Daniel Christen

    Gseht nocheme Festmahl us, miam

    11/18/19Reply
    Elisa Botta

    Ja, Mehlwürmrr, etc. Jami Jami . . .

    11/18/19Reply
     
  • Day22

    Noosa Beach

    February 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Went to the Australia Zoo with Lloyd and Ella yesterday. Simply brilliant!
    It’s 3:57 and I’m burning the song “ Long Road Home” by PT into the chip. Woke upcause two tents next door we’re moving out and was worried shiteas going to get lifted.Read more

  • Day114

    Australia Zoo

    April 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    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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    Kilandi

    Ich hoffe Du hast den Koala 🐨 nicht doch noch eingepackt 😂🙈

    4/25/18Reply
    Nicole Freitag

    Der ist doch nicht für mich, der ist für John 😄 ich pass nur ab und zu auf ihn auf 😜

    4/25/18Reply
    Kilandi

    Ja klar 🤪

    4/26/18Reply
     
  • Day95

    Australia Zoo

    May 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Steve Irwin alias The Crocodile Hunter - wer kannte ihn bzw. seine Fernsehsendung nicht?! Er war Dokumentarfilmer, Tierschützer und Zoodirektor im Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland. Diesen Zoo besuchten wir heute.

    Mit einem horrenden Eintrittspreis von AU$ 172 für die ganze Familie haben wir nicht gerechnet, aber das Geld kommt den Tieren zugute und letztlich ist dieser Zoo das Geld wert. Uns hat es super gefallen! 😍

    Direkt nach dem Eingang konnten wir schon verschiedene Tiere aus der Nähe anschauen und sogar anfassen: Schlangen, Eulen, Blauzunge (Echse, die wie ein Tannzapfen aussieht ☺️), Echidna... Natürlich hat es in diesem Zoo sehr viele Krokodile und jeweils pünktlich um 12:00 mittags findet im Crocoseum auch eine Show mit solchen statt. Zu Beginn der Show flogen exotische Vögel in allen Farben übers Publikum. Traumhaft schön! Danach wurde es spannend: ein Krokodil lief im Wassergraben in die Arena. Mit toten Hühnern lockte ein Mann das Tier aus dem Wasser. An Land sah man die ganze Masse. Es war viel grösser als es im Wasser schien. Beeindruckend war auch wie schnell es aus dem Wasser in die Höhe sprang!

    Beim Koala-Trail suchten wir die Koalas in den Bäumen und einen durften wir auch streicheln. Und im Schlangenhaus sahen wir die eigentlich unscheinbare, aber giftigste Schlange der Welt.

    Auf Bindi's Island kletterten Lemuren umher und drei Boa Constrictor machten es sich im Terrarium gemütlich 😬 Der Africa-Teil ist riesig und sehr authentisch: Giraffen, Zebras und Nashörner sind im gleichen Gehege und die Erdmännchen haben gleich daneben Platz zum Buddeln.

    Zum Schluss spazierten wir dann nochmals durch das Gehege der Kängurus und Wallabies. Diese konnte man füttern. Die Kids konnten gar nicht genug bekommen!
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  • Day268

    Day 10 - Thatchersontour - Australia Zoo

    December 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    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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    Jackie Blake

    Ahhh how sadxx

    1/4/18Reply
     
  • Day42

    Australia Zoo

    February 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    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.
    Falls es eu interessiert, da de en Link dezue:

    https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Irwin
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    Sina

    Da han ich welle es Kanguru streichle und den ischs grad devo ghüpft 😂😂😂

    2/23/17Reply
    andrea dürst

    hey cool, zwilling🤣

    2/23/17Reply
    Sina

    😅😅

    2/23/17Reply
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  • Day428

    Australian Zoo Day 2!

    August 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    Crikey! What a great day yesterday! Here's what happened the second half of the day at the zoo:

    - 9-week-old Sumatran Tiger cub Nelson
    - Alpine Dingoes Archie, Eve (photo), and Jira
    - Croc show starring Acco
    - I met Pip the Binturong, a 15-year-old male, and his sister. They smell like popcorn (it's the pee). Their closest relative is the civet, you know, the cat that poops really expensive coffee beans. While feeding Pip, a little water dragon came scrounging for dropped fruit as he does every day. He was standing on my foot, so I reached down and pet him.
    - The otter show starring Daisy and Percy
    - I finished the day feeding kangaroos and wallabies.

    I left the zoo right at closing (17:00) to walk to the hotel about 1.5 kilometers down the street. I checked in, pre-ordered breakfast, and had Indian delivered. Yummy.

    After an okay sleep in a nice room, I was up for brekky, then walking to the zoo by 07:45 to arrive before 08:10 for my first animal encounter of the day...Tiger!

    I met Scout, a 3-year-old, 140-kilogram Sumatran tiger born and handraised here at the zoo. He's the half-brother of the new cub Nelson (same mother). We met him in the orchard where he can spy on the zebra, which he really enjoys, as you can probably imagine. He's pretty much a teenager and he likes to push the keepers. After trying several times to get him to walk back towards the Southeast Asia part of the park and after he responded by flopping in the ground and rolling on his back as if to say, no, I'm not getting out of bed, they called the truck to give him a ride back to his enclosure. He was very vocal, making several different sounds, from huffing sounds to rumbly growls. It was pretty funny, but incredibly jaw dropping. His paws were at least as big as my face. Words can't describe how incredible this animal was.

    - Wetland birds, including Brolga and Jabirus
    - Koalas!
    - Rainforest aviary with a male Eclectus and several different types of doves
    - Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats
    - Herpetarium with most of Aussie's deadly snakes, a King Cobra, a Gila Monster, a Green Python, and a couple of Eastern Diamondbacks, to name a few
    - Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Aussie's largest bird of prey
    - Nelson the Sumatran tiger cub on his walk (Nelaon's going to be in trouble with the groundskeeper for killing his shrubs)
    - Giraffes: 6-year-old female Skye, female Kabibi, and female calf Sophie

    Now I'm in the Crocoseum where I'm about to see the main show. It's just starting now!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️

    P.S.: After the noon show, I ran out of steam, so here's what happened during the rest of my zoo adventure:

    - Main Show:
    -- Archie and Eve Dingoes saying hello
    -- Keeto, Blue and Gold Macaw, showing us how to recycle
    -- Lots of macaws, lots of snakes
    -- Male Jabiru
    -- A Great and Pied Cormorant, the latter of which did not want to go home
    -- Yellow-tailed black cocky, red-tail black cockys, lady mitchel (white cocky), rainbow lorakeets
    -- Star: Weeper, a 15-foot male Salty

    - Cassowary!
    - Shinglebacks nicknamed Pine Cone Lizard, related to blue-tongue skinks
    - A sleeping Tasmanian Devil
    - American alligators
    - And finishing with a rhino!

    DJ is a 17-year-old male Southern White Rhinoceros born and raised in captivity. He was brought from Melbourne as part of the breeding program, and he has three local girlfriends. He also has a new calf at this zoo, his fifth one in total. He weighs about 2 tons and his head alone weighs around 225 kilograms. At 17 he's middle-aged; the oldest male in captivity recently died at age 45. There are about 20,000 Southern White rhinos in the wild, and the Black Rhino is worse shape. Unfortunately, the last male Northern White rhino just died leaving two females, a mom and her daughter, who are the last of the species. You and I will see the extinction of this magnificent animal because of poaching. Rhino horn is still a huge commodity on the black market, with Vietnam and China being the worst offenders. Powdered horn is worth more than gold or even cocaine. It I becoming so rare now that people are breaking into museums to steal horns and are even poaching rhinos living in zoos. I am so fortunate to have seen this gentle giant up close.
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    Erectus Maximus

    belived it or not: I found this blog accidently when I googled Xerox (who I will see at the Eurohash next week). Didn't know your nerd name nor that you were blogging... wasn't quite sure it is really you until I could read your hash name on one of the photos :-) On-On and have fun down under! Erectus Maximus

    8/6/19Reply
    Daniel Soha

    OMG

    8/10/19Reply
     
  • Day121

    QLD - Australia Zoo "Kängurus"

    November 12, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    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😊Read more

    Anjela

    Mir fehlen die Worte ..... Einfach schön🙃

    11/16/16Reply
    Jockel

    sind die zahm und haben keine Angst?

    11/16/16Reply
    Schlunskis on Tour

    Ja die leben im Zoo und sind das gewohnt. Wir haben aber auch schon welche in freier Wildbahn gesehen, da würde das nicht funktionieren

    11/16/16Reply
     
  • Day23

    Australia Zoo, Beerwah

    September 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    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