:: My Point Of View ::

February 6, 2011

Melbourne: Meet The Koala!!


::EDIT TO ADD:: -read down on fun facts about Little Penguins.

and the kangaroos!!!!

and the wombats!!!

and the wallabies!!!!!

and the sheep!!!!

and the little penguins!!!!!!!

day 3 was when i actually see, touched (only kangaroos and sheep) australia’s indigenous animals. was so excited!!!!! :DDDDDD

but before that we had a half day in the morning for ourselves so we decided to go to the Queen Victoria Market which was recommended by every person that we asked. well, not actually everyone just the coach and taxi drivers and the hotel receptionists and our previous tour guide and the tourists information centre personnel. QVM was only walking distance from our hotel. plus, it’s a tuesday! fyi, QVM opens everyday except monday and wednesday. wait. let me google victoria market for you…..

ok. found one. you can read some fun facts about QVM HERE. i damn lazy to write an essay about it :p

let’s look at pictures!!

at the queen victoria market.

#1

boomerangs!! i was so tempted to buy but so lazy to carry home T___T

#2

i have no idea what those things are but they look interesting. someone who know can u enlighten me who's still in the dark?!

#3

some are truly funny. again i was very tempted to buy T___T

#4

and u know i'm starting to get lazy if i'm showing photo collages :p

#5
so cute!!! boxing kangaroos!!

#6

for that little feet... aiyoo... *melt*

then before we proceed to our pick up point. we passed by this infamous alley called union la!

#7

cool, right???!!!

here’s some more

#8

more coolness....

then we went to warrook cattle farm.

#9

some of the animals

#10

Wombat!!!! 😀

#11

finally a kangaroo!! a very sombong one >.<

#12

see... i told u... very sombong >.< kangaroos there dont like me T___T

#13

the sheeps!! baaa... baaaa...

#14

on the way to phillips island.... breathtaking view.... *i miss*

at the koala conservation centre.

#15

lazy koala!

#16

>.< kns!!

#17

the wallaby!! g'day mate!! nice to meet you 🙂

we reached phillips island a little earlier so we had a fast dinner. the weather got colder by the minutes and it started to drizzle. to watch the penguin parade in that kind of weather was pitiful yet exciting and all agony about being too cold were melted away once we saw all the cute little penguins parading their way to their barrows…. cute max!!!!! i can still replay all the scenes in my head now because photography is prohibited during the parade because the flash from the cameras may cause them to become blind. poor thing!

fun facts about little penguins.

The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest species of penguin. The penguin, which usually grows to between 30 and 33 cm tall (12 to 13 inches), is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile.

Apart from Little Penguins, they have several common names. In Australia, they are also referred to as Fairy Penguins because of their tiny size. In New Zealand, they are also called Little Blue Penguins, or just Blue Penguins, owing to their slate-blue plumage, and they are called Kororā in Māori.

– Wikipedia

usually weighs about 1.5 kilogram on average (2.2 pounds). The head and upperparts are blue in colour, with slate-grey ear coverts fading to white underneath, from the chin to the belly. The flippers are blue. The dark grey-black beak is 3–4 cm long, the irises pale silvery- or bluish-grey or hazel, and the feet pink above with black soles and webbing. An immature individual will have a shorter bill and lighter upperparts. Like most seabirds, they have a long lifespan. The average for the species is 6.5 years, but flipper ringing experiments show in very exceptional cases up to 25 years in captivity

– Wikipedia

and this is how the real little penguins look like.

image source : winterbug.com

although they are small in size they can make such a big noise when they fight for their burrows. haha!! so means that which penguins emerge later from the sea will get the furthest burrows. poor thing!

#18

the closest we can get to take a photo with the little penguins T___T fake ones...

more fun facts.

#19

they like to show off, no?! kns!

#20

LOL!!! i can imagine "THIS IS MINE!!"

and last but not least. remember this before you leave.

#21

😀

that’s it for now. i think i left out some photos but let them be. till next time.

be blessed, peeps!

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3 Comments »

  1. awesome graffiti

    Comment by 7978moments — February 9, 2011 @ 9:23 am | Reply

    • 7978moments,

      yes, they are indeed awesome!

      Comment by lv — February 16, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  2. […] you continue please return to my previous melbourne post HERE. because i had some time in between my hectic work yesterday and feel obliged to share some […]

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