Weekend Wanderings: Healesville Sanctuary Part 1
A couple of weekends ago we had a Social Snappers excursion to Healesville Sanctuary. This is another part of Zoos Victoria, and this one specialises more in Australian animals and birds. It is a good place for tourists to visit and see what unique animals we have here. We didn’t get to see a lot of it, as we were a bit limited with time, but with my Zoo Membership card I can go back anytime I want, so I might have to do that. Healesville is out of Melbourne, but luckily for me on my side of the city. It only takes me an hour to get here. I will go back.
There were emus there, though this is the only one that we saw and we could really get any photos of it without the wire, still they are amazing creatures, so intense.
I think this is a she, and she is quite beautiful, a Dingo of course. I haven’t seen many dingos in my life. I’ve seen many foxes and such, but not dingos. They tend to stay away from human populations.
Like the Royal Melbourne Zoo in the city there is an aviary of birds as well. Again, I can’t tell you what these are, or any of the birds, but they were very pretty.
There are kangaroos and wallabies of course. What a life, they have a large area just for themselves which we could walk through.
Then the Koalas. There were quite a few and they weren’t all asleep, this guy put on quite a show for us. They look just like toys, don’t you think? The nose looks like a piece of plastic.
It was a lovely day at the Healesville Sanctuary. I have been there before but not for a very long time, well, since my children were little.
There’s a map for you so you can see where it is.
They do a show there of birds, and I will have photos for you tomorrow on that. For today, here is a gallery of more images from my afternoon there. I hope your weekend will be full of lots of wanderings, maybe go to a local zoo, or animal park and see what you can get.