|Canal near West Beach in Adelaide|
What Meowmy DID do you, howefur, that you may find of interest, is she went to visit Gorge Wildlife Park in a town called Cudlee Creek near Adelaide. She took LOTS of photos there (until her camera started stuffing up!) and she even got to cuddle a koala! (By the way, when I told you that koalas have really sharp claws... I was right!) The koala Meowmy cuddled was called Hope. Her fur felt like dog fur, short and rough, whereas the two Grey Kangaroos Meowmy stroked felt as soft as my fur does. (We must have the same hair dresser!)
|Yes, it really is a swan!|
There were a lot of birds at the park, not all of them captive. As well as the galahs and lorikeets and crows Meowmy saw flying wild, there were dozens of species of birds in the enclosures, including eagles, plovers, quails, owls, kookaburras, jabirus, brolgas, emus, parrots of all sizes and colours, finches, egrets, peacocks, and water fowl such as ducks, geese, ibises and a black swan.
|Do these look like wallabies to you?|
Other animals at the park included kangaroos and wallabies and wallaroos (I purrsonally can't tell the difference!) and even white kangaroos! Meomwy patted a kangaroo that came to see if she had any food and she said it's fur was furry soft. The koala she was allowed to hold was furry big and heavy and wasn't quite as soft, but it sat quite happily in Meowmy's arm, eating gum leaves and digging her claws into Meowmy's shoulder. ;-)
|Talking about sharp, look at this fellow's teeth!|
In other enclosures were an echidna (which also had a goanna in its pen - I'm not sure if that was supposed to be there!), a Tasmanian Devil (see above picture), reptiles and amphibians, which Meowmy didn't get to see all of, a pond with two American alligators, a couple of camels, two or three furiendly dingos, a type of wallaby called a "Quokka", which must have been hiding from Meowmy, ordinary brown wombats and also some that were white, an ostrich-like bird called a "Rhea", and the best part - a black leopard, or panther.
|This could be the big brofur of sefural kitties I know!|
So that was Meowmy's interesting day at the Wildlife Park. Between chocolate-shopping, sight-seeing, animal-viewing, more chocolate-shopping, and souvenir-hunting, Meowmy has greatly enjoyed her trip to Adelaide! Now there's just all the driving to get back home, although, as I write this post, that driving is half-over already. I'll update again when Meowmy gives me more mews, but fur now - Happy Saturday and Happy St Patrick's Day! (Okay, fur you American kitties, that is tomorrow, but I'll say it anyway!)
|One of the little white wallaroo thingies...|
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