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Besides from a few milestones passing, the last month has been somewhat uneventful. Jake has been really busy with uni and last weekend he had all his final exams. Obviously he’s been focusing on those and so consequently we never got round to leaving Brisbane to see anywhere new. However Jake finished on Tuesday so the next day we managed a trip out of the city to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, taking along my work colleague/friend Pauline.

Apparently rated as one of the top 10 zoos in the world, Lone Pine is a small animal park a half hour bus ride from Brisbane’s city centre. It’s most renowned for being the largest koala sanctuary in the world, and known amongst Australian tourists as being the place for a photo holding a koala – like this one;

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The park is also home to most of the bizarre and deadly creatures Australia is famous for – the world’s most venomous land snakes, the Inland Taipan and Eastern Brown, the world’s largest eagle, the  Wedge-tail, some dingos, a fresh water crocodile, a cassowary, and my personal favourite – two platypuses… all of which are capable of killing you.

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We also saw plenty of beautiful tropical birds, like kookaburras, cockatoos, galahs and emus. There were some lazy wombats, fidgety fruit bats and lots of inquisitive kangaroos in an enclosure you could enter. I couldn’t resist taking a bunch of selfies with the latter…

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We watched the bird of prey show, fed the kangaroos and held a koala… After enjoying a rather good value lunch we headed on back – we’d all enjoyed an awesome day and got some great pictures. So if you’re ever in Brisbane, I recommend a trip to Lone Pine!
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