Big Kangas
The Kangaroos were really big there. One was taller than me.
I got to pat a kanga but not at this place. The picture isn't that good because
it was really shadowy, but the one on the left does NOT have antlers! :-)
emus
On the trip, I got nicknamed "Emu" because I SUPPOSEDLY pronounce it wrong.
*eeee---moooo*. Here, apparently, it is pronounced "eeeee-mew". Go figure.

Big Vulture type bird
This was great. Watching this great big bird attack the egg.
Big bird
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bird
bird
I don't remember where I saw this bird, but it was pretty :-)

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
The Alice Springs Desert Park, open since March 1997, tells the living stories of Australia's deserts, its plants, animals, landscapes and people.

We saw desert plants and animals, presented in habitats that represent the arid zone of Australia. We saw how people have managed and changed the desert environment over thousands of years. We also saw a film takes you through the evolution of inland Australia, and had a look at interactive displays introducing us to Australia's deserts.

My favorite part here was the spectacular Birds of Prey display, at the Nature Theatre. We saw desert birds free-flying, displaying their unique natural behaviours. I really liked the bit where the bird swooped down on the egg and broke it open.

The 1.6 kilometre walk through three spectacular desert habitats, features native desert plants and animals presented together and in relation to their use by Aboriginal people.

Managed by thc Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, the Desert Park is an important place for research and conservation of Australia's desert plants and animals.

[ Some of the descriptions of this park were taken, word for word, from the following website: http://www.alice.au.com/desertpark/despark.html . They said it better than I could :-).]


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