Thursday, 15 December 2011

Cohunu Koala Park

A treat today for lovers of the unique Australian wildlife. Joe's camera group visited Cohunu Koala Park in the Perth Hills yesterday and he took lots of photos...will try to contain myself as I choose a few to show you!


A koala helps out in the front office...


Mumma and Baby snooze their day away...most of these animals are nocturnal..


 Two goannas enjoy the sunshine, can you see the blue tongue on the right-hand lizard?


Old Man Emu keeps a beady eye on the visitors...he has chicks to protect...that's right...the male raises the chicks as the female wanders off once she has laid the eggs...



Black Swans are the state fauna emblem, they are beautiful with their red beak and feet...


 Something has caught the eye of this young dingo...


Not sure why these elegant pelicans are resting on the railway line, perhaps they know the train is not running today...

These Tawny Frogmouths are brilliantly camoflauged, they are not owls but have many similarities...


Two echidnas or spiny ant-eaters share a treat...they are very unusual as they are egg-laying mammals or monotremes....

A big koala looking for a new roost...

Last of all, not an Australian native but this pony and her foal must be included for sheer cuteness...the foal had just nursed and was soon asleep....awww...


I hope you enjoyed that peek at some Australia's wildlife, I wonder why there were no kangaroos or did Joe find them too commonplace to photograph, must ask him later.

Have a Tremendous Thursday,
Love from Sue
xx

1 comment:

  1. they had kangaroos too I just didn't bovver :)

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