The koalas are not kept in this enclosure - it is iron roofed and would be far too hot for full time living quarters - but only for a short period a few times a day for photo opportunities and to learn about koalas in general.
The koalas were very active ( except one, LOL!) and seemed to enjoy all the attention - they particularly wanted cuddles from the staff - it is obvious they are very well treated and the staff love them.
The whole Zoo covers a lot of acres - they have wonderful little shuttle train/bus which takes visitors from one area to another - I was so glad because my poor feet don't take kindly to a lot of walking these days!
This particular area had kangaroos and wallabies, ducks, geese and other animals just resting and totally unafraid of people. Nice
The bright green bird is an Australian eclectus parrot - the brightest colour you ever saw - so green it hurt the eyes!
If you look at the picture - he does have thick knees!
Left is an Australian Fig Bird - they love the fruits on our native trees - a common sight in sub tropical Brisbane and coastal areas and in rainforests. Very pretty - have a monotonous short whistling call.
This is the pretty Emerald Dove or Green Winged Pigeon
A Cicada Bird - they have this name because the do sound like a cicada chirping.
Wouldn't be Australia Zoo without a "Cocky" - a Sulphur Crested cockatoo - but this fellow wouldn't co-operate - he was more interested in his grooming!
The Raptors and Eagles weren't out that day for some reason - but we did get to see this lovely Barking Owl - I tried to get a face shot but she was a bit shy! Look at those beautiful grey feathers - gorgeous!
Ok - watch this space - will be back with more soon! Snakes !