Posted by: travelrat | January 4, 2012

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane: 26th August 2010

As I said in my last post before Christmas, Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary isn’t only about koalas. There’s all sorts of wildlife here … mainly indigenous, although I’m not sure the chameleon is an Australian creature … if it is a chameleon.. Some of it doesn’t actually belong to the sanctuary, either. It’s just passing through, usually, to enjoy a feed on abandoned scraps at the picnic tables.

The zoo discourage this … and I’m wondering if they’re just paying lip-service here, and, unofficially, turn a blind eye.

Of course, there are plenty of examples of Australia’s icons, the kangaroo, the emu and the koala. There are crocodiles, too … but, of course, not as many as Australia Zoo, up the road. And, one sole example of a platypus; the first I’ve ever seen, in the wild or otherwise.

But, I didn’t get any satisfactory pictures. You’ll have to wait till next week, to see him on video.

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  1. Hi Keith,
    Great photos. It’s very nice at Lone Pine, and the staff seem to be nice as well.
    The chameleon is not a native animal to Australia, if it is a chameleon it is most likely from either Africa or South Asia. 🙂

    A very nice article that you did in Just Go.

  2. Great shots. I am laughing at the ones of the Noisy Miners. They look like they’re after some grub. They are such little rascals. The lizards are awesome!

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