Mia and I followed the School bus to the Werribee Open Range Zoo with the Prep kids on board. We payed for our ticket and entered the Park. Greeted by signs made of metal. I thought we were off to a great start. I love this sort of art. To our left, we were welcomed by birdlife that Mia aptly named "Geeks", LOL. We later found out they are actually Cape Barren Geese, they come all this way to Victoria to the Open Range Zoo to reproduce.
Botswana Walk to the left, Open Range Bus right..
Mia and the "Geeks"...sounds like a band name, LOL.
The metal kind of Zebra... cheap to run right?? LOL
The school kids entered and we sat with them to have some morning tea, a loo stop and then onto the tour bus. Rebecca was our tour guide and driver of the space age bus. Hydraulic lifts pull the steps up and in, the doors close and the windows come down to enclose us in the bus.
Next we went into the Arid Region of Africa, and observed Oryx and the Dromodary Camel living in harmony. There was, once again, one male to the three female camels...got a feeling the males are very lucky here at the Open Range Zoo, LOL.
The next reserve was the Wetland African Area of Botswana. We could see "Harry" the Hippo lazing by the waterway there. Noted that males have two nodule looking things just above their nostrils, this identifies them as males because they have two massive canine teeth hidden there. They fight with their teeth and if threatened, all they need do is yawn widely to flash them pearly canines.....hell, I would run away too!!!
The Hybrid Giraffe, looking right at the camera.
17 Year Old Giraffe..AKA Retired Stud Giraffe.
This was a decline we took after seeing the handsome Giraffes....down into another part of the Open Reserve...which I will tell about in my next post in a few days time....so stay tuned EVEREE-BOD-DEE....