Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park in Australia
if feeding a kangaroo is not on your bucket list, you should add it now! we went to caversham wildlife park perth, australia the day after we got in and it’s still been one of the highlights of our trip!
it is filled with over 200 species and more than 2,000 animals including wombats, dingos, birds (like a kookaburra!), koalas, tasmanian devils and kangaroos. it was about the equivalent to $20 to get in so that’s not too hefty of a price tag. this also includes the little food pellets to feed the kangaroos (or ‘roos for short).
i was most enamored with these because they are so foreign for us in the united states! these ones are obviously very friendly with humans since people constantly give them food throughout the day but know that if you ever encounter one in the wild, don’t try to hold it’s hand. it will probably kick you in the face. however, this one looooved robyn!
we also got to take a picture and pet a koala. apparently these animals get very stressed very easily so that’s why they want to sleep most of the day…because life is just stressful sometimes. i’ve also heard that they smell very bad but this guy didn’t.
look at those claws! the woman told us they were mainly for climbing but i still don’t think you’d want to mess with one…or give it a manicure.
there was also a new little baby named peyton that was tumbling around like it was her sole job to be adorable. she was nailing it, obviously.
many of us learned the song “kookaburra sits in the old gum tree…”and here is what they look like! those are blue-winged kookaburras and they are carnivores. they eat rodents, lizards,
babies, and insects! so very different than what i pictured in my head.
the tasmanian devil looks absolutely nothing like the cartoon!
here’s a dingo…which is remarkably like a dog. that quote comes from a true story here in australia where a woman insists that a dingo took her baby and that is how her daughter vanished (others thought maybe they killed the daughter and tried to cover it up by saying this).
our fabulous hosts mark and robyn are obviously fun people so we had a great time with them during our whole trip! they are hilarious, warm and welcoming and were great at explaining aussie lingo (a whole post on that coming up soon!)
i make a good little joey, don’t you think?
also included in your admission is a meet and greet with a wombat. ours was appropriately named neil, which still makes me laugh because he is so well named. oh neil.
here is my reaction when i realized i could see neil’s genitalia displayed so readily (ew)the caversham wildlife park has a great little gift shop filled with about 13 different version of stuffed koalas (heads up to my american friends…they are not called koala bears, just koalas).
if you have the chance, visiting caversham wildlife park in australia is definitely recommended to see and learn more about the native creatures that inhabit australia! be warned that the big roos are actually quite scary looking but all were kind to us.