Day 3: Animal Bonanza

No. of teas before 10am: 2

No. of times I was astounded by the innocence of children: 2

No. of times I wished that I could take an animal home: 14,000

Today ran so much smoother … probably due to the fact that I wasn’t the one in control of organisation.

Entirely by chance, I found out a couple of weeks ago that my uncle, aunt, cousin and my cousin’s friend were to be staying nearby. So they kindly offered to come and get me in their hire car and take me to the zoo for the day. It was awesome.

After about an hour’s car trip, we finally arrived at the home of Steve, Bindi, Robert and Terri Irwin – Australia Zoo. This was my first visit, and I have to say I was impressed. Of course, Steve Irwin’s aim in life was to get the general public to be as passionate about the conservation of the world’s wildlife as he was. He wanted to share his passion with the world and I think that it’s made apparent at this zoo.

We saw everything from lizards, to koalas, to kangaroos, to giraffes, to lemurs and even an alligator snapping turtle.

Over the course of the day, we witnessed the Irwins, themselves, feeding crocodiles and we saw three keepers have a play with three tiger cubs (when I say tiger cubs, we’re not talking little. We’re talking the size that could easily maul you, but still young enough to be called “cub”).

In short, I uttered the word “cute” a lot and stared at a lot of animals.

A good day, right?

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