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Featherdale Wildlife Park March 4, 2007

Posted by theoxymoron in Australia, Travel.

Although or may be because the Taronga Zoo is the most popular zoo in Sydney we decided to visit another – smaller-  wildlife park near Blacktown. It is not half the size of Taronga zoo but we heard that it is more interactive and therefore it must be less a “tourist-style” zoo.

I have to say that we were not disappointed at all ! The atmosphere was very relaxed because it was not so crowded with people and on the small leafy pathways some animals like kangaroos, stone owls or kookaburras are walking freely on their own. Have you ever touched a stone owl or kookaburra ?

You can hand feed wallabies or emus or observe the breeding program of koalas. You can pet koalas and take some nice pictures much more easier than in Taronga zoo. By the way I read somewhere that touching koalas in Australia is only in NSW allowed. I don’t know if that is true but luckily we stayed in NSW all 5 weeks 🙂

As always more pictures are in my webalbum !



1. Andrea - March 11, 2007

I like the animal pictures on oxymoron, very nice and authentic!

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