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Rockhampton Zoo

We’re in Rockhampton, it’s famous for beef.

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We went to the zoo, it’s free! It’s quite small and we only spent an hour there.

My favourite animal that we saw was the dingos, they look very much like a dog. In South Australia they can be kept as pets, but elsewhere in Australia they are viewed as vermin. The aboriginals used to train dingos to help them hunt.

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This is a lace monitor lizard, it’s a scavenger and often found around picnic areas in Australia trying to find scraps of food.

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We also saw a black swan, a python, a crocodile and a funny looking bird called a spoon billed bird.

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We left the zoo because Mum and George were being eaten alive by mozzies! I was fine!

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Australia Zoo

We went to Australia Zoo, which was founded by Steve Irwin’s parents. Steve caught his first crocodile with his Dad when he was 9!
Steve died of a stingray sting near his heart, in 2006.
Steve Irwin was nicknamed the Crocodile Hunter because he caught crocodiles in the wild.

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The majority of the crocodiles in the zoo are saltwater crocodiles, they’re in the zoo because they hung around boat ramps scaring the public. One of the crocodiles, ate a mans dog when he was out walking it!

We saw some Tasmanian Devils, they look like oversized rats! The markings on their back are unique to each Devil.

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This is an Echidna, it’s like a porcupine it had a long nose and an 18cm long tongue that’s sticky to gather up worms, ants and termites.

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I fed some kangaroos, you have to make sure your hand was flat, their tongue felt rough when the licked up the food but they were very gentle.
They can jump 3 metres high, and 12 metres long in one bound!

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Cassowaries, are big black emu like birds with colourful heads. They are endangered in the wild.

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We also saw dingos, binturongs, camels, tigers, wombats, snakes, lizards, dragons, rhinoceros iguanas, otters, parrots, an eagle, commodore, laughing cookaburros, alligators, I also stroked a koala.

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