Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Fiji girl at a koala and wildlife sanctuary

We had a charming morning visiting the Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary at Barwon Heads. Our little granddaughter was cautious at first but eventually patted a seven month old koala held by one of the caretakers. We saw sleeping koalas, no doubt zonked out by eucalyptus leaves, wallabies, one with a joey, snakes, goannas, and many colourful birds. The albino bird spread out the beautiful tail but dropped it when I was sketching. The wombats were mainly sleeping but she didn't fancy them much. A lovely morning with a four year old.

1 comment:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Upon reflection, I now feel that the cages were too small for the birds and the pens also limiting. We want to have easy access to see koalas and colourful birds, but really they should be in a free environment.