Monday, September 21, 2009

Healesville Animal Sanctuary

One of the native zoos in Victoria is between Ferny Creek and Kinglake. We visited this animal sanctuary on our way to Kinglake. They evacuated the animals to a few zoos in the state during the fire days of February. They are well known for their breeding program of native, endangered animals. We enjoyed the platypus exhibit ... these unique mammals are difficult to view in nature. Unfortunately the young Tasmanian Tigers were hiding from us... too bad. They are also seriously endangered because of the disease chlamydia.

We are off to Brisbane and the coast of Queensland and NSW for the next ten days. I'll write more and post more pictures when we get back.

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