"Crikey!" My Day at the Australia Zoo

Submitted by michael on Mon, 2006-06-05 16:34.

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We got up early this morning and we drove to the Australia Zoo. We got our tickets and went inside and we started to look around.

The first animal we saw was Harriet, a Giant Galapagos Land Tortoise who was collected by Sir Charles Darwin in 1835. Harriet is the oldest living captive land animal on the planet. They think she is about 176 years old. I really liked seeing her. I am a turtle lover.

Then we went to the Crocoseum...to see the trainers feed a "Salty", a HUGE crocodile. When they jump up for their food, they go very high in the air. They are attracted to noise coming from near the shore, like footsteps. Also, they can wait underwater without coming up for air for up to three hours! They are very patient.

We also saw lots of Kangaroos and I got to pet one! It felt very soft. Then, we went to see the Koalas, which are NOT bears, but marsupials. Marsupials are animals that carry their babies in a pouch until they are old enough to be on their own.

Before we left we saw the Wombats. They are cute like stuffed animals, and the waddle, waddle, waddle around. They are marsupials too.

It was a great day and then we drove back to Burleigh Heads.