This colorful parrot from today’s picture is called Rainbow Lorikeet.
When I was a child, I was often reading atlas of animals (didn’t like pages with huge photos of spiders 😉 ). I remember well the picture of rainbow lorikeet and my hope to see it in wild one day. So thank you Australia for making my childhood dream comes true. 🙂
In Australia, you’ll easily see plenty of different beautiful parrots. A paradise for birds lovers. 🙂
Australia is famous for a few animals, one of them is koala.
Before our trip, I was hoping to see wild koalas, and we’re lucky. 🙂
The koala from today’s picture was hurt, that’s why it was sitting in the middle of the road. One local knew what to do. He used the stick to check the reaction of the animal. When I saw it, my first thought was “What is he doing!?!”, because I didn’t know that’s the correct way. Later, we helped him and went together to the vet, and my husband was holding poor, stressed koala on the way to the veterinary clinic. Fortunately, this story has a happy end.
Tasmanian Devil is probably the most famous creature from Tasmania. It’s not so easy to spot them in wild; so it may be a good idea to visit a wildlife sanctuary in Tasmania and there you can see these cute devils and learn why they are endangered (Devil Facial Tumour Disease).
Kakadu National Park is home of Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years (one of the examples in today’s picture).
For me, it’s the most interesting part of Kakadu NP. Of course, nature here is nice, but this Aboriginal rock art is much more special.
What’s the official language in Australia?
-The answer is quite interesting, because it’s not English. Australia has no official language. About 80% of the people speak English; other languages are indigenous and minority ones.
In the Litchfield National Park you’ll find an amazing scenery made by termites!
In today’s picture you see an example of magnetic termite mounds. No, it’s not a graveyard. 😉 Doesn’t it look unique? Some of the mounds are small, others are quite big, even about two meters tall.
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