Friday/ the Perth Zoo

We went to the Perth Zoo on Christmas Day, and here are my favorite pictures.

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The black-necked stork is found in Northern and Eastern Australia. The sharp bill is used to impale frogs, fish or even large crustaceans in the water.
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The blue-winged kookaburra is the largest of the kingfisher family and can live for as long as 20 years. They are found in North-west Australia.
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Red kangaroos are the largest living marsupials, and found in the arid central parts of Australia. They are herbivores. The Western Grey kangeroo is smaller, and wallabies are smaller still.
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This little nocturnal creature is the Northern Quoll, a carnivorous marsupial. (The enclosure is dimly lit with red light). They are under threat of extinction from eating the poisonous cane toads (a pest in Australia), and from falling prey to feral cats in the wild.
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And here is a Banded Knob-tailed Gecko They are found in the Pilbara area – a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia.
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The White Rhinoceros is NOT an indigenous Australian animal (of course). The beautiful beast was standing in the shade far away, and then lumbered over to come and take a few sips of the water, right in front of us, flapping its ears.

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