Angus and Gemma enjoying the koalas.
We started off our tour by checking out the native birds of Australia. We saw lots of lorikeets, parrots, kookaburras, and beautiful, white cockatoos. We head to the other side of the sanctuary to check out the newly added sheep herding demonstration.
Jonny, the sheep herder, Kelpies and sheep.
Both dogs were extremely intelligent and could make the sheep do anything. The funny part of the demonstration was that I didn't realized that the dogs actually hop on top of the sheep to get them to move. Here is a photo of one of the kelpies just laying on the sheep.
After the herding demonstration we headed over to have lunch. During lunch we were visited by a few different animals.
A very healthy lizard.
There was a lizard who looked like he was ready to explode from all the food he had eaten and several brush turkeys who kept trying to fight the lizard for Angus food droppings.
After lunch we had to have our family picture with the koala. The picture taken turned out fairly well and I had the pleasure of holding the bear. They are extremely soft, but they donÂt like to be handled very much so it was a quick cuddle. I guess it might have something to do with them being nocturnal.
We wanted to learn more about thkangaroosos and wallabies, so we went to a discussion on the marsupials of the sanctuary.
We were able to hand out with the wallabies and kangaroos. They were all so gentle and eager for us to feed or scratch them behind the ears. We also noticed that there were quite a few kangaroos in season. I could actually post quite a few x-rated pictures of kangaroos, but I decided to keep it clean.
We had a great day and head back into town. I was lucky enough to get a much needed pedicure while Jonny took the kids people watching. Tomorrow we donÂt have too much planned. We are going to run the river, take the kids swimming, head to a trendy shopping area and hopefully more fabulous food!