Brad and Tiffany visit Australia - Days 3 & 4

Day 3 we looked into going to Australia Zoo, but it was a bit too expensive and a bit of a drive from our place, so we went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to cuddle koalas, play with the kangaroos, talk to cockatoos and chase bush turkeys! :)

(Look at how she has her paws on my knee! So sweet! :))
The cockatoo had been taught by a visitor to say "Scratch", so when we stopped at his cage he climbed down, pressed himself up against the cage and said "Scratch." So I did. Then a keeper told me that he would bite me. So I stopped. These cockatoos were so funny though, and Brad and Tiffany thought it was even funnier that they had Australian accents! :) Videos here and here.
Oh, I die with this next photo! The way the koala is looking at her! Too cute!
We called this guy "The Godfather". He just looks the part!
After visiting most of the animals we went to feed the kangaroos. I had forgotten how soft they were!
We used to live on 150 acres in Calliope and usually had wallabies and kangaroos in our backyard, but mostly just females. Sometimes, though, a big male would join them, and we would avoid going outside because they can be quite mean. (I've been mildly attacked by a kangaroo - I think that makes me more Australian than most!) So seeing this guy coming towards us (we had the food!) was a little scary! He was all right though, it just took some getting used to the fact that we could actually touch him. Look at his muscles!
After the zoo we went to the cemetery, just because we could... and because we're weird :)

EDIT: I got Day 4 wrong! COMPLETELY WRONG! :)

I will repost the real day 4 tomorrow!


  1. I love that cemetery picture! Gorgeous! Cemetery's are always beautiful in an eerie sort of way.

    The animals are beautiful...that koala bear is adorable!

  2. Thanks! I love cemeteries too!

    The koalas were so cute - we got to cuddle them, but we weren't allowed to take photos. My sister snuck in some video, but the workers were a bit annoyed at us.

  3. I love the animal pictures! koalas and kangaroos.. gosh they are amazing animals. I want to cuddle with koalas too :)

  4. They are amazing. I think we have some of the weirdest animals in the world in Australia. Cuddling koalas is like cuddling heavy, hairy babies - so cute! :)