Have you ever been to Featherdale Wildlife Park?
Have you ever been to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Kildare Road, Doonside, New South Wales? I’ve been there last January 15 with my wife to celebrate my birthday and make use of the new DSLR I have. There’s going to be lots of photos of animals here and I do hope you’ll
enjoy looking at them like you’ve also been to the wildlife park.
Home to the Cutest Animals in Australia
Featherdale Wildlife Park is definitely home to one of the cutest animals in Australia and that is the Koala. The wildlife park has plenty of Koalas in their care and just one look at them would immediately make you say “Aww, how cute”.
Koalas typically inhabit open eucalypt woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet. Because this eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content, koalas are largely sedentary and sleep up to 20 hours a day. They are asocial animals, and bonding exists only between mothers and dependent offspring. Adult males communicate with loud bellows that intimidate rivals and attract mates. Males mark their presence with secretions from scent glands located on their chests. Being marsupials, koalas give birth to underdeveloped young that crawl into their mothers’ pouches, where they stay for the first six to seven months of their lives. These young koalas, known as joeys, are fully weaned around a year old. Koalas have few natural predators and parasites, but are threatened by various pathogens, such as Chlamydiaceae bacteria and the koala retrovirus, as well as by bushfires and droughts.
They were definitely being fed a lot of eucalyptus leaves when we went there and they were definitely sleeping. About a quarter of them would probably have been asleep when we visited the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Here’s a collection of Koala photos I took.
Birds, Birds, and more Birds…
I’m not going to bore you with a lot of words on this one because you can never really enjoy the wildlife park without taking a gazillion photos. So here are some of the animals you could see there and enjoy watching.
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