Zeb and Eider Duck Sleep at Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park

Zeb, Eider and the humans rented a car and we are driving north from Perth in Western Australia.   We stayed a night at Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park.

Western Flora

Western Flora

A caravan park is for campers, but they had cabins, or chalets for us.   We stayed in Melaleuca Chalet.

Our home for the night

Our home for the night

We were a little early for the wildflowers, but they were beginning to bloom.

Wildflowers beginning to bloom

Wildflowers beginning to bloom

The people that own and run the park, Ron and Sandra Webb, were very friendly and very nice to us.   In the morning, they brought us a continental breakfast.   The walk round the lake, after breakfast, was great.

Hiking around the lake

Hiking around the lake

The lake has 10 different types of frogs.

We didn't know there were this many kinds of frogs here

We didn’t know there were this many kinds of frogs here

We saw many birds.   These pink and gray galah are one of mom’s favorite wild birds.

Pink and Gray Galah. Wild and beautiful

Pink and Gray Galah. Wild and beautiful

The wild kangaroos ran as soon as we saw them,

Wild kangaroos playing but ran away from us

Wild kangaroos playing but ran away from us

but Ron and Sandra Webb even have an observation place for humans to sit and watch for kangaroos and other wildlife.

Humans can sit inside and wait for wildlife to appear

Humans can sit inside and wait for wildlife to appear

There are no fences here, so all the wildlife is wild and can leave whenever they want.   However, several kangaroo stay around the park most of theme.   Isn’t this great?

Wild kangaroos but they are not afraid of us--from a distance

Wild kangaroos but they are not afraid of us–from a distance

There two are either playing or fighting.

Playmate of rival?

Playmate of rival?

This may be a contact sport

This may be a contact sport

Meet our new friend, Honey.

A kangaroo named Honey

A kangaroo named Honey

She is about 22 years old.   Her mother was hit by a car and brought here.   Honey was born here.

Honey likes humans

Honey likes humans

She used to leave more often and come back with a new baby, or a joey.   Ron and Sandra Webb said she doesn’t leave much now, but she can if she wants to.   Honey is very friendly.   She likes us,too.

Honey likes Zeb and Eider

Honey likes Zeb and Eider

Isn’t she beautiful?

We think Honey is beautiful!

We think Honey is beautiful!

If you are near Eneabba, Western Australia, stop at Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park.     You will really like Ron and Sandra Webb and you will enjoy your stay at Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park.   We sure did!

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