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  • 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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  • 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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  • Day24

    Besuch Australia Zoo

    January 20 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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  • 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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  • Day428

    Australian Zoo Day 2!

    August 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    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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  • 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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  • Day427

    Australian Zoo!

    August 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Crikey! Right now I'm at the Australian Zoo, The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's old stomping ground. But before I get into that, here's what happened yesterday.

    Tickler picked me up at the burger joint and we got the train into downtown. We made.our way to Queen Street where Mojo Webb was playing a couple of sets for International Blues Music Day. We listened to a couple of songs, then found a nearby Irish pub for a Kilkenny beer and small lunch.

    Then we went to the other Irish pub and had another couple of beers while waiting for the music to begin. The young woman was good, but her voice was very muffled by whatever mix she was using on the microphone.
    We left there and walked across the bridge to South Bank where they have a noodle market. Gyoza and Taco Rice! Yay, Okinawa!

    Back to the house by about 18:00 and we were both pooped, so it was an early night. I finished my book, took a shower, and hit the sack.

    She was up and gone at 05:30, and I was right behind her, grabbing an Uber to the Greyhound bus station in town. The mirror-like skyscrapers reflected the sunrise in all its glory.

    I grabbed the Greyhound at 07:30 and was at the Zoo by about 08:40. They opened at 09:00 and we were off! Here's what I've seen so far:

    - Echidnas burrowed under their enclosure's bedding.
    - Asian Small-Clawed Otters playing
    - Eastern Water Dragons, Mary River Turtles, Land Mullets and a huge Perentie (Aussie's largest lizard) all sunning themselves
    - A decent-sized Komodo Dragon staring at us like we were breakfast
    - Rhinoceros Iguanas also enjoying the sunshine
    - An Albino Burmese Python large enough to eat a small child
    - A smallish Reticulated Python (4 meters small)
    - Aldabra Giant Tortoises (I met Jasper)
    - More Eastern Water Dragons sunning
    - Beautiful Elkhorn and Staghorn Ferns
    - Cameron the Crocodile, a concrete replica of how big salties can get in the wild...if allowed
    - Koalas!
    - Salty Acco and Cassie*
    - Salty Agro and Cookie* (Agro, short for Aggressive, is the crock from TV that kept eating Steve's lawnmowers)
    - Salty Casper and girlfriend*
    - Africa Exhibit: giraffe, zebras, and three rhinos including a youngster. The two zebras were a Grévy's or Imperial Zebra (the largest and most engandeted) and a Plains Zebra
    - Meercats!
    - 6-year-old William the Cheetah (I met him, too!)
    - A Red Panda
    - And two Bengal Tiger sisters, where I am now.

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

    * The zoo puts girls in with the boys so they can all do what they would do in the wild and have as normal a life as possible in captivity. Although the females build their nests, the keepers remove and destroy the eggs soon after they're laid.
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  • Day22

    Noosa Beach

    February 21 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

  • Day37

    Australia Zoo

    May 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 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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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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