Part 1 of 2: Wild Things at Currumbin by da-AL

This Green Iguana loves salad as much as I do!

What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Koalas, right? And kangaroos? Obviously, I knew they don’t just hang around street corners in Australia, for sure not in the Gold Coast, but where were they?

This Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary employee was kind to get in close with my phone.
Green Iguanas are such cuddlers.

It seemed petty of me to want to see them — after all, we’d seen astounding things at New Zealand’s Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters of the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / and Hamilton Gardens. In the Gold Coast, I met terrific family, observed these exciting birds — and these too, hiked to these amazing views, went to the beach, saw some the wild things in this post and these cute things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, had fun with Rita Rigby, met the beasts of Brisbane and the beauty there, and enjoyed Sydney this much and that much, as well as the purring there!

Sure, crocs are nice…

A hungry crocodile.

Cousin Hengi took us to Queensland’s Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and we saw a Tasmanian devil!…

Tasmanian Devils have red ears!

Only some of the people who stood there very patiently were honored by lorikeets…

Anyone can try to feed lorikeet.
But Lorikeets only come to some people.

Have you ever pet a koala and a kangaroo?

17 thoughts on “Part 1 of 2: Wild Things at Currumbin by da-AL”

  1. Crocs are nice?!!!! Maybe at a very great distance. Like 10,000 miles.
    But I do love all the photos here. It must have been really wonderful to see those Australian animals. Many exist in Australia and nowhere else in the world, a truly extraordinary experience. What a trip you had, Daal. Memories for a lifetime – bet you want to go back.

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  2. My impression is that Tasmanian Devils are quite fierce in the wild, even though they look a little like pleasant little dogs.

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  3. We don’t have such animals (except in zoological gardens) but today a redbreasted robin visited us today on our balcony in Berlin. Well in fact it were two robins, one just a few weeks old sitting on the Flora after discovering the first time the endless, and one of the parents watching nervously its children and me. So I left after a short while in order not to disturb the processes of nature. Nice birds!

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