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Taronga Zoo (Sydney), Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

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When we got to the zoo we had to wait in a very long queue before we could get to the ticket booth - the ferry only goes to the zoo, so pretty much everyone who was on the ferry was in the line! (Except for the people who had decided to catch the bus up to the top - the zoo is built on the side of a hill)

Eventually we got our tickets and got on the Sky Safari which carries you up to the top of the zoo and is the best way to travel (beats the bus any day!). From it, you can see parts of the zoo from the sky.

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Our first stop was the koalas (so Kalli could catch up with her relatives and make progress on one of her missions).

Then we headed to the Reptiles and Amphibians enclosure.

On the way we passed some birds which are just as colourful as me! I also had a look at the macaws, who are very colourful too!
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* Posted May 26, 2007, 12:32 pm Last edited May 27, 2007, 4:14 am by becka_kate [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Taronga Zoo (Sydney), Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

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When we got to the reptiles and amphibians I got to complete one of my missions!!

I met real turtles!!

I met a:
Northern Snake Necked Turtle. It's neck is like a snorkel so they can put their head above water to breathe while keeping their bodies hidden below the water.
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Broad Shelled River Turtle which is Australia's largest long neck turtle. (but it's not really easy to see in the photo!)
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Mata Mata from South America (It looks more like a rock than a turtle!) It sucks up food from like a vacuum cleaner!
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and a River Cooter from North America.

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I also met some Star Back Tortoises from India. They use their backs as camouflage!
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And, I found out how to tell if the creature you are looking at is a turtle or a tortoise.....
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I'm definitely a turtle  -  plus, did you know that tortoises rarely migrate (so they probably wouldn't make a good ToyVoyager!).

On the way out we spotted some more long neck turtles (can you see them??) and made a donation to help with turtle conservation.

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* Posted May 26, 2007, 12:54 pm Last edited May 26, 2007, 12:54 pm by becka_kate [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Taronga Zoo (Sydney), Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

Now that we'd both seen the animals we really really wanted to see, it was time to check out the other animals.

We saw (among many):
Zebras and giraffes (check out the multi-million dollar views these animals have!!)
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The Seal Show with Andi the Californian Sea Lion (who was born in Stuttgart Zoo!)
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The new Asian Elephants (they only arrived at Taronga late last year)
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And the Galapagos Tortoises
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Taronga Zoo (Sydney), Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

And, of course, we saw lots of Australian animals.......

I saw a mob of red kangaroos dozing in the sun.
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A gray kangaroo (we think!)
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A sleepy koala
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An echidna
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Wallabies
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and an emu (with a kangaroo - did you know that the Australian Coat of Arms has an Emu and a Kangaroo on it, because they are the only animals that can't go backwards!)
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We also saw a platypus - very cute (but it was in the nocturnal house, so no photos) and the wombat, who was snoozing in his den in the nocturnal house too.

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Taronga Zoo (Sydney), Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

While we were in the gift shop, we spotted these key rings. Do they look like someone we know??

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Sydney Harbour, Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

Our feet were getting tired and sore (well, not mine and Kalli's - we were enjoying the ride) so it was time to come home.

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We sat on the other side of the ferry so I could see more of the sights on the harbour:

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Imagine living here! This is Kirribilli. Australia's Prime Minister lives right near here.
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And back to the Harbour Bridge again!
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That's the ferry we went to the zoo on!
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Circular Quay, Australia - 26th May 2007

By: becka_kate

Then, it was back to the train station where we took in the view and watched the buskers on the Quay below while we waited for our train home.

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(The Sydney Opera House is hidden behind these buildings)
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia - 29th May 2007

By: crizle

Well folks, here I am in sunny Queensland and feeling rather hot, even though they say it is winter now.
I have met the other toys and today we had a party to farewell Alfie langer who is going to Austria, and a birthday party for Hippity, a travelling toy.

* Posted Jun 1, 2007, 11:56 am Last edited Jul 1, 2007, 6:46 pm by fam-united [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ipswich, Australia - 10th June 2007

By: crizle

I have had the most amazing time here in Queensland.
I arrived when another travelling toy, Hippity from Sweden was having a birthday party and Alfie L was just waiting to be a registered Toy Voyager.
Hippity's sister Hope has been with me too.
Here are some photo's.

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Hoppity

* Posted Jun 10, 2007, 3:38 am Last edited Jul 1, 2007, 7:01 pm by fam-united [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ipswich, Australia - 10th June 2007

By: crizle

I had a fun trip to Brisbane and rode on the train and ferry.
We went to the Brisbane Museum where I met some turtles, and went to Southbank where I wanted to swim, but the water was too cold for a turtle like me.
I also went to Ipswich native animal reserve and the Nerima Japanese gardens.
I saw a turtle there too but it saw me and hid.

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Ipswich, Australia - 10th June 2007

By: crizle

It is time for me to say farewell to Australia and Crizle.
I am off to Aliah in Malaysia for more exciting adventures.

* Posted Jun 10, 2007, 6:02 am Last edited Jul 1, 2007, 7:03 pm by fam-united [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Shah Alam, Malaysia - 19th June 2007

By: aliah

Hi everyone,
I arrived safely in Malaysia yesterday. First time been to Malaysia make me excited ^v^ Can't wait to see what awaiting for me here.

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Hostel Cosmopolitan, Malaysia - 20th June 2007

By: aliah

I'm going to Kuala Lumpur today with the others. Yay!! But first thing first, we need to help watch Aliah's uncle place called  Hostel Cosmopolitan  for a few hours as he's going out to do some errands.

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Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia, Malaysia - 20th June 2007

By: aliah

Okay I'm ready to see the rest of Kuala Lumpur (KL). First stop, Malaysia Tourism Centre. Great place to get some information on KL. I got some phamplets and map of KL.

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Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia - 20th June 2007

By: aliah

I'm visiting the Petronas Twin Towers.

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