Australia Zoo

Captive mouse at Australia Zoo
Captive mouse at Australia Zoo – keeping the Otters company

Located just north of Brisbane, Australia Zoo is a tourist destination and wildlife hospital dedicated to improving awareness of conservation efforts around the world, and the need for ongoing support from every one of us.

We had heard that it was a must-see, and now whole-heartedly second the recommendation.

The park itself was started by the late Steve Urwin’s parents, (Steve was an incredibly enthusiastic croc lover/Aussie icon – for those not in the know) and the staff we met were all just as passionate about their cause and continuing his legacy.

The following images are a collection of shots from Australia Zoo, displaying cute, cuddly, fierce and intimidating animals. Beginning with animals from South East Asia, there are a few from Africa and some from this amazing continent, Australia.

Phoebe

Asian Small-clawed Otter
Asian Small-clawed Otter

 

Hindu sculpture at Australia Zoo
Hindu sculpture at Australia Zoo

 

Feeding time at the elephant enclosure
Feeding time at the elephant enclosure

 

The guardians of the Sumatran Tiger enclosure
The guardians of the Sumatran Tiger enclosure

 

Tastes so good...
Tastes so good…

 

Zebra at Australia Zoo
Zebra at Australia Zoo

 

Southern White Rhino at Australia Zoo
Southern White Rhino at Australia Zoo

 

This guy had a 3m wing span and was one of only 5 in Australia
The African Condor – has a 3m wing span and was one of only 5 in Australia

 

Nap time
Nap time

 

Australian Emu
Australian Emu

 

Amazing coloured scales found under the chin of the Eastern Water Dragon (I think)
Amazing coloured scales found under the chin of the Eastern Water Dragon

 

These little guys can be seen all over town
These little guys can be seen all over town

 

Rock Wallaby - We named him Buddha.
Rock Wallaby – We named him Buddha.

 

Red Kangaroo living in 'Roo Haven' where they don't even have to feed themselves, they just wait for tourists to bring them pellets where they lie. What a life
Red Kangaroo living in ‘Roo Haven’ where they don’t even have to feed themselves, they just wait for tourists to bring them pellets where they lie. What a life

 

The only stork found in Australia. The females have yellow eyes while the males have brown. Fish beware.
The Black Necked Stork  is the only stork found in Australia. The females have yellow eyes while the males have brown. Fish beware.

 

Female black Cockatoo. The males don't have the same yellow dapples around the head, but she was spectacular.
Female black Cockatoo. The males don’t have the same yellow dapples around the head, but she was spectacular.

 

Owl
Owl

 

Cassowary
Cassowary

 

Wedge Tailed Eagle
Wedge Tailed Eagle

 

Murray
Murray

 

Getting up close and personal
Getting up close and personal

 

How do you transport your wombat?
How do you transport your wombat?

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