Because … adorable

From Symbio Wildlife Park, Sydney, Australia

20 thoughts on “Because … adorable

    1. I needed the cute distraction, but the music came on a lot louder than I’d have liked. Not bad music; just too loud. Fortunately the volume control worked.

  1. That’s one koala that can never be released back into the wild by the look of it; it’s been spoiled rotten, more than my Coco. XD
    And to think the Aborigines used to catch them for tucker.

    1. You know more about Symbio than I do, but as a zoo I doubt their intention is ever to release their animals back inot the wild. Something must have happened to this joey’s mom if they’re hand-raising her (?). Maybe someone found her orphaned in the wild and brought her in.

      1. Actually I’d never heard of this animal park, we have a koala park quite close to where we live now, and we’ve never visited it; probably because where we were living before, they were living in the gum trees in the area; if we looked hard enough we could see them, in the wild. Much better.

      2. In the wild is always better! I’m currently plotting to go up to a certain lake in the mountains where a lot of moose have been seen. I’ve never seen one in the wild and can’t even imagine seeing a hooved animal bigger than an elk (I’ve seen lots of elk up in Rocky Mountain National Park).

      3. It certainly is, I’m not fond of zoos I like seeing the wild anmals running free, driving in the outback one gets to see mainly ‘roos and emu’s; we don’t have that much running wild; plenty of camels running in the deserts of the North of South Australia and the Northern Territory; we actually export some of our camels to the Arab nations would you believe; but I’ve never seen them running. The WedgeTailed eagle is a great sight if you’re lucky to see one, but most of our fauna seems to be small and hidden away like the platypus, wombats (though they can grow qute large) bandicoots et al.
        Pity really. 🙁

      4. I think I’ve heard before that there are camels in Australia, but it’s still rather startling. I always picture them in the deserts of North Africa. So many unique and interesting animals in Australia!

      5. They are not native to this country they were brought here by the Afghan’s who helped build the transcontinental railway across the Nullarbor,
        Australia has no animal capable of working and there are several hundred miles of desert between east and west Australia, so the Afghans were brought in, once the railway was finished the camels were of no further use, so rather than kill them they were all set free.
        They became the best completely desease free camels in the world. They fitted into the Australian enviroment very well and helped open up the vast desolate outback.
        The Afghans who worked hard and tirelessly on building the railway are commemorated by the train which runs between Darwin in the Northern Territory and Adelaide the capital of the state of South Australia ( the only state in Australia that was not settled by convicts). The train is named “The Ghan” and the run takes a few days over a couple of thousand kilometres.
        Darwin is of course named after Charlie (as his friends liked to call him) Darwin who came to Australia on the HMS Beagle. but that’s enough history whatever for the moment XD

      6. I was just reading that. That’s a lot of “straightness”! But the shortest (and cheapest) line between two points is a straight line, right?

      7. You’re right about the shortest distance between two points, it must be pretty tiring for the train drivers, nearly 500 km of dead straight track and the train over a km long; and having to stay awake and alert. Must be very tiring.
        We actually have two transcontinental railways, The Indian Pacific; runs east/west/east from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean; and The Ghan which runs north/south/north between Adelaide & Darwin, from the Timor Sea in the north, to the Great Australian Bight ( top of the Antarctic Ocean) to the south.
        We’re probably the only continent with two such railroads.
        We’re unique in many ways, the only island continent that is one country, being the most obvious. XD

      8. The only thing more tiring than being one of those train drivers (we usually call them engineers) would be driving a car over the same distance. We’ve got a lot of track, but I don’t know if we have any direct routes between our coasts or from Canada to Mexico.

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