Zeb and Eider Duck at Bonorong with Kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils

Today we saw and fed kangaroos.   There were so many of them

So many kangaroos waiting for us

So many kangaroos waiting for us

and they liked us.

Our new friends

Our new friends

We really liked them, too.    We were at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary between Brighton and Richmond, Tasmania.

We loved Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania

We loved Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania

When we entered this sanctuary, each human received a bag of kangaroo food.   The kangaroos were waiting for us and looking for the food.

Human has food and the kangaroos want it

Human has food and the kangaroos want it

Aren’t they so cute?   Soon the wildlife tour began.   We first saw a wombat.

This wombat is so cute

This wombat is so cute

These guys are strong, fast and not afraid to give a nasty bite if they want to be left alone.   Wombats live in burrows, and if a predator tries to enter, the wombat will allow the predator to touch his rump, and then the wombat will raise his rump and crush the predator against the roof of the burrow.    Wombats have broken human hands this way, also.   Here is another strange fact about wombats.  They have square poop which they place on elevated surfaces to mark their territory.   The square shape stops the poop from rolling away.

The wombat likes us

The wombat likes us

Scientists know they have square poop, they just don’t know how they make their poop square.   Next we went to see the Tasmanian Devils.

The Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devils were the main reason for visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.    The Tasmanian Devil is threatened because they have a rare form of contagious cancer.   They have Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD).   So far there is no known cure for this disease.   These devils have a bad reputation because of the shrieking noise they make when eating.   The devils we saw were kind of cute.

This Tasmanian Devil is coming out to see us

This Tasmanian Devil is coming out to see us

This one kept running around his enclosure.

This Tasmanian Devil was running a lot.   He has nice red ears.

This Tasmanian Devil was running a lot. He has nice red ears.

Here are the koalas.

An adorable koala

An adorable koala

One was in his tree, almost sleeping.

Koalas pass most of the time sleeping like this guy

Koalas pass most of the time sleeping like this guy

The koalas were so cute, but they don’t move much.   This is a spotted tailed quoll.

Zeke is an Eastern Quoll

A Spotted Tailed Quoll

He is having a snack.   There were also brightly colored birds.

So colorful

So colorful and not in a cage.   Just a wild bird

We liked the Musk Lorikeet.

Native Musk Lorikeet

Native Musk Lorikeet

This is the only Lorikeet native to Tasmania.  The sulphur crested cockatoo is beautiful.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

We saw many birds and other small animals, but the kangaroos were certainly the stars of the day.   This one has a baby, or joey in her pouch.

Mom with her baby

Mom with her baby “joey”

We think this kangaroo is our new friend!    For more information visit http://www.bonorong.com.au  You will love this place.

Another friend

Another friend

When the humans need a break, this is the place.

Pretty clever

Pretty clever

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