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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Largest and Oldest in the World

Folks say that God designed Australia with a sense of humor. They certainly have some beautiful and different animals. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a spectacular place to see these strange creatures.

We wanted to get out of downtown Brisbane for a bit - the boat had already gone upstream to the sanctuary - so we got on a public bus and were there in about a half hour. It was a pretty day - and we were delighted that the "Trexler's like" park was pretty empty of crowds. We had the place to ourselves and were able to mingle with the animals - go inside the pens - and we even got to hold a Koala. Check out Lulu shearing the sheep.

Yes - you can hold a Koala - but if you want a picture of the event - it is $20.

I thought a little video would tell the story best. I do not know which is nicer here - the animals - the land - the history - the weather - or the people. We have really felt welcome "Down Under."

The platypus impressed me the most.

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