Ok I want to dedicate this entire post to all the animals we encountered in our roundtrip through Australia! You get warned often to watch out for kangaroos….Wombats….And koalas…But fortunately we only encountered them in the wild and not on the road!
Let’s start with the farm where we stayed for one night. There, they had found a baby kangaroo they were raising! And I got to give the baby some milk! Soooo sweet! It was a beautiful farm by the way, with lots of land surrounding it.We were even invited to ride along on a combine while they were harvesting!
And I even got to sit behind the wheel! But I know, that’s not wildlife, so back to the animals. More kangaroos! Or wallabies. They look the same, just differ in size. Anyway, we saw lots and lots of them in the Grampians National Park, where they would actually start grazing in the evenings right in front of our cabin! They are so funny! Especially when they are hopping! They really use their tails as an extra limb.
And now, the birds. Wow. Australia has birds that you would expect to see in a zoo, not in the wild! This wattlebird was nasty, it attacked me when I was eating a sandwich!! And this one was the funniest… The Kookaburra. It makes a lot of noise in the evening and it sounds like a monkey!
I recorded its sound, so turn up your volume and listen!
So there! That enough koala for you? :D