Whiteman Park.

TToday we went and enjoyed the animals at Whiteman Park.  We were meant to go hiking but I couldn’t help but check out the animal park.  Take a look!  I was “that hog” in the koala exhibit taking as many photographs of the marsupials as I could.  I am pretty sure I embarrassed Mike.

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The little one is a year old.  He was very active!Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.13 PM

I went to the beach when we got home so I could see if the tide was out…I love looking in rock pools.Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.26 PM Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.35 PMScreen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.43 PM Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.15.51 PM

These scare the poop out of us both!
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There must have been about 200 very docile kangaroo that you could pet.  We even saw a couple mating…  Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.29 PM Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.36 PM Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.16.49 PM

My first wombat!  They are not native to Western Australia…the closest place would be South Australia.
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Possum, beloved here….hated in New Zealand.Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 6.17.22 PMHe is a very beautiful kookaburra.

13 thoughts on “Whiteman Park.

  1. I looked at these again – I am glad you identified the wombat as I was trying to figure out what that animal was. I have never seen one. The grove of trees is magical – I would paint that if it were mine to paint. Thanks for sharing these.


      • Holly, that is so nice of you – I absolutely love that photo but I think you should copyright it and save it for a show of your own. Or a book about Australian plants and insects. It is lovely and valuable. Re the wombats – I can’t believe how big it is – they never looked that big in the picture books. How common are they? And I love possums, too. Harmless creatures really.


  2. Hi Holly: Thanks for these great photos. What is that animal that the person, between you and Mike, is holding? Australia obviously suites you – you’re looking good.

    Take care and look forward to seeing you later in the year. Not long now before you become “Auntie Holly” 🙂 Hope all goes well for Heather. I think she was going to Winnipeg today

    Much love, Jane


    • Hey Aunt Jane! The creature between us is a wombat! A male…ahaha if that wasn’t obvious! I’ve been getting lots of walking in since we moved to the city, on my lunch and after work…there is a beautiful lake beside our house (we just moved in!). I’ll have to take some pictures soon! I am excited for Heather, and also nervous! It’s a big job!


  3. LOVE these photos — esp. the one where the baby koala is barely visible. I agree with Judy — that image of the trees is very beautiful.
    I visited a zoo when I was in Australia; can’t remember the name, but was mesmerized by the platypus.


    • I’ve not seen one of those yet, but apparently in Melbourne they live in the ditches near Weeribee Zoo… Mike and I did manage to spot some wild koalas in Victoria, which apparently a lot of Aussies have never done… Thanks for commenting!


  4. Love your posts Holly and to-day @ sub zero weather here in Calgary it warms my heart that I am able to revisit Western Australia anytime I want. Wishing you all the very best!


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