Hold a Koala. Pet a Kangaroo.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Here we are at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is where I came to get my picture taken with a Koala when I first arrived in Australia. Now I am here with Micah and Aida.

Visiting Lone Pine

Rule #5 – Hold a Koala. Pet a Kangaroo

Hold a Koala

It has to be done. And it is a lot of fun. Aida got to hold the most interesting looking Koala, with its red nose.

Aida and Koala

Aida holding a cute Koala

Micah and Aida and Koala

Aida and Micah in Koala enclosure

We are here to see Koalas. They actually have personalities and can be fun to watch.

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“Its three of us against one of you.”

Pet a Kangaroo

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tough Kanga


I don’t suppose that they are that dangerous if they are wandering around, but one can’t be sure.

Cute emu

Sheep Dog Show

We found this interesting. These dogs are so smart and they really want to work.

Ducks in a row

Ducks in a row – these fellas were nearby, maybe watching the show too.

Grey-headed Flying Fox

Grey-headed Flying Fox (commonly referred to as bats – or fruit bats) are intelligent and social animals. They roost during the day and fly at night.
They are crucial to keeping native forests healthy by dispersing seeds and pollinating flowering plants. It is estimated that a single flying fox can dispense up to 60,000 seeds in one night.

In Canada, we “like” bats because they eat lots of mosquitoes. Thus, some people even build bat houses.
Did you know? Bats are the only group of mammals capable of true flight.

Grey Headed Flying Foxes

Bats are very common in Brisbane and can be found in all neighborhoods. Every night at dusk there is a lot of noise as birds go to roost, especially from the Lorikeets. That is the signal for the bats to come out. At night we can see them flying around not too far above our heads, and hear them screeching loudly as they use the sound vibrations as a type of GPS.

Other Australian Animals at the Zoo

It is now afternoon and the animals are mostly napping. Time to go. We decide to stop in at Mt. Coot-tha on the way back.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Konstantin and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Konstantin and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was a Russian provincial teacher and a scientist far ahead of his time. His thoughts were of the Universe and human flight into space. Tsiolkovsky was born in Russia, but his scientific discoveries belong to the world.

My Favorite Photo

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Micah and Aida are both scientists with degrees in Astro Physics (Aida is working on her doctorate) while Micah also has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and advanced studies in Space Science (from the Strasbourg Space University). So you see how this photograph is particularly interesting.

We took some time to wander around the Planetarium.

“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

I completely forgot that I brought them up here to see the great views over Brisbane. We went to the gardens instead. But we’ve had enough of gardens, so next time we see you we will be “Going to the Ocean and Playing in the Waves.”

Till then, I leave you with a similar photo to the one I ended the last post with. This one makes me laugh every time I see it. My dear husband sure does like a little attention.


Right behind you





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