Zoo Tour With Alex

Zoo Tour with Alex Part 6

This post is part of an ongoing series about Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA, written (well, dictated – I did the typing) and photographed by my 8-year-old son, Alex.  If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, links to those parts are at the end of this post.


Now we’re in the Australian area.  This is the Laughing Kookaburra.  It doesn’t really laugh that much, but its call kinda sounds like it’s laughing. 

The kookaburra will eat snakes, lizards, small birds and more.  And if you’re having a barbecue and you live in Australia, and if you go in the kitchen to get something, like the barbecue sauce, the kookaburra might take the meat right off the grill!

DSCN2337 We’re still at the Australian area.  This time it’s not birds, it’s mammals.  This is either a Wallaby or a Wallaroo.  A Wallaroo is bigger than a Wallaby but smaller than a kangaroo.  Anyway, this one is standing up, you can’t see its feet, so I can tell if it can jump very high.

DSCN2338 This Wallaby or Wallaroo is laying down.  Wallabies, Wallaroos, Kangaroos – whatever – they eat leaves, grasses…a lot of plants. On this picture you can see how big its feet are, so it must jump real high.  This one isn’t the same as the one in the first picture.

DSCN2348 I think this one is a Wallaroo.  As you can see, I got it right in between the fence diamonds – no fence in the way.  Wallaroos can jump higher than Wallabies.  This one is hopping along outside.  The other two Wallabies that we saw are inside.

DSCN2353 This is an Emu.  The Emus live with the Wallaroo and the two Wallabies.  This Emu is sitting down.  It might be sitting down on its eggs.

That’s it for Part 6!






Introduction – Zookeeper Alex

Part 1 – Some Animals of the African Savanna

Part 2 – More of the African Savanna, and an Indian Elephant

Part 3 – Parts of Asia and the Raptor Center

Part 4 – Raptor Center, Komodo Dragons, Fruit Bats and Meerkats

Part 5 – Crow, Peregrine Falcon, Snow Leopards

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