Day out at the Zoo

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Saturday was indeed the perfect day to head up to Sydney to take Kasumi to the zoo. We have always driven but this time we parked at the Opera House then caught the ferry. It was fabulous and we’ll definitely do this again.

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Unfortunately the sky rail isn’t working, but that just meant we got to use the new (old) entrance that was being renovated the last time we were here.

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Obviously the main objective of today was to see the Australian exhibits. And it was a lot of fun.

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We saw birds, and lots of cute nocturnal animals.

We got to pat a kangaroo…

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watch a wombat eat his lunch..

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laugh at a Tasmanian Devil lying just like Bailey does…

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see the Koala statue celebrating the friendship between Aussie and Japanese zoos….

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and finally have a photograph with a koala…

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These guys were soooo cute and we were lucky to have them both in the photograph…

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After the koalas we had some lunch and visited some other animals like the ringtail lemor…

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some pelicans….

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and the always popular seal show…

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It was a wonderful day to be by the harbour. The only downside for me was the terrrible sinus pain I’m suffering with.

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Seeing all the animals, and especially the cute baby elephants (they have 3) certainly made up for it.

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We finished the day with the sea lions – two were biting each other and playing just like Bailey and Rosie.

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And this guy was right at the exit…

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If you got a toy penguin and ran with it, he would follow along the glass. And if you moved away he’d be looking for it. So cute!!! And obviously very smart.

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Then it was time to get back on the ferry, past the Opera House and over to Circular Quay.

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It really was a great day and we all enjoyed ourselves. And since we’ve got an annual pass we’ll be able to go back again and see all the animals we missed.