Friday, April 12, 2013

UBC 12 - AtoZ - Koala, Kangaroo and Kiwi

Day 12  of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter K  for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge


Too many wordy posts in the last few days so taking a breather with a Koala, a Kangaroo, and a Kiwi.


These pics were taken on one of my trips to Sydney a long time ago.

 It was a great thrill to feed the kangaroo and touch a koala.

You can't see it in the picture, but the kangaroo actually caught hold of my thumb with his paws - just too cute.

And the koala was so soft to touch. Awesome feeling. But all of them were sleeping so couldn't cuddle one :(





So grateful to get a chance to do this. Such a thrill! I want to go back now and do it again.


But onto the kiwi (of the feathered kind).

Unfortunately kiwis are nocturnal birds and are usually housed in dark rooms. Photos are hard to get as no flash photography is allowed and finding them in the wild for novices is like finding a needle in a haystack.

There are about 5 species of kiwi. Here is a picture of the Southern Brown kiwi.

Image by Glen Fergus source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tokoeka.jpg


And this Kiwi wishes for all of you a kracker day  (kiwi slang for beautiful day)


Warm Regards
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63 comments:

  1. Cool pics! And I only thought kiwi was a fruit...

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    1. Thanks Talya - the kiwi is the national bird of NZ. All things NZ is called kiwiana, New Zealanders are also called kiwis and the kiwi fruit is now called zespri!

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  2. You have been so fortunate to see so much of the world. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, I am blessed to have travelled so much. You are most welcome. It's my pleasure to share.

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  3. Your title kept me anticipating the other kind of Kiwi:-) The pictorial adds such dimension to your descriptions. Thanks for the smiles.
    Cheers
    Laxmi

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    1. Thanks Laxmi. Glad my post made you smile.

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  4. I'm hoping to be able to do that sometime soon, Suzy! Lovely pics!

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    1. Thanks Corinne. It really is a thrilling experience. those koalas are just cuteness personified.

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  5. Wonderful photos, Suzy! So exotic for one living in the States. :)
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Glad you liked them. Blessings to you too.

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  6. Suzy, love the pics.....but love you moooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee. You are so cute! Much cuter than all three of them put together. Loved this post. Now I want more! :D

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    1. Awww Thanks Blogwati Gee. These pics are quite old so my cute days are long gone. Though the mind is still stuck there!

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  7. wow- nice pics & description suzy; the feathered bird looks adorable

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    1. Thanks Priya. The kiwi is quite unique as it is a flightless bird.

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  8. Wow Wow Wow...
    How lucky you are to travel around the world so much ! :D :D Super :D

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    1. Thanks Dhiren. Ya, I am lucky - God's Grace.

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  9. I dont kno about KANGAROO kiwi and koala . I was only looking at U suzy
    U R SO DAMN CUTE :)even now U R
    and ofcourse they r cute too
    loved ur hair cut

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    1. Thanks Afshan. Oh my lost for words.

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  10. You're in the right country for the 'K' post!! Lovely photos, Suzy!

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  11. Soooo cuteee!! Really no other words. And Suzy, you look super sweet! Hugs to you!

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  12. So cute. I have always wanted to see a Koala ! Its one of the reasons why I want to visit Australia.

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    1. Thanks Ruchira - ya they are adorably cute - but very lethargic and lazy.

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  13. I had no idea there was a feathered kind of kiwi!! I learned something new today--thank you!

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    1. You are welcome Jenn. Kiwi is the official name of the bird - everything else that is kiwi is slang!

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  14. yeah u seem to have quite a K experience :D

    PhenoMenon
    http://capturedalive.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/kite/

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    1. Thanks PhenoMenon. Thank goodness I did otherwise K would've been like J!

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  15. Impressed that you touched these animals without fear :) Do they act nicer if one is as pretty as you? :)

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    1. Awww thanks Meera - the koala was asleep and as they are lethargic that was a pretty safe bet. The kangaroo was more interested in the food than me!

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  16. Pics are so cute tht u ont need words :)

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  17. Absolutely adorable and you look really beautiful!!:)

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    1. Thanks Sri. oh goodness I really feel the love today :)

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  18. Loved all your "K" creatures from the Southern Hemisphere. How lucky you were to visit that part of the world. It's my dream to go there some day.

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    1. Thanks Cat. I actually live in New Zealand now so I feel very lucky. Do visit it's a beautiful part of the world.

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  19. Lovely pics Suzy. I love Kangaroos and Koala too. I'm sure the experience was good.

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  20. Great pics, Suzy. Must be awesome to feed a kangaroo!

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    1. Thanks Paula. It was a unique experience.

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  21. How beautiful! I'm jealous. I hope I can go to Sydney before I die :P

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

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  22. Hahahaha! What a fun loving post. We need those! These pictures bring back some great memories for me of Australia. Thanks Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Vrndavana. Amidst all the serious stuff, it's good to lighten up. In saying that my post for L is a serious one!

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  23. This looks like a great adventure. I have always thought it would be fun to visit Australia. Meeting new animals... awesome! :-)

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    1. Hi Josie - Aus and NZ have some very unique wildlife. Interesting to see.

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  24. Wow! Amazing pics! I love that koala!! How cute!! :D

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    1. Thanks Shilpa - they are very very cute.

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  25. Lovely pictures! and you weren't scared? wow

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    1. Thanks Sulekha - the koala was asleep so unlikely to attack, the kangaroo was hungry and being fed so unlikely to attack!

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  26. That koala looks so cute sleeping and the kangaroo looks like it wants to walk holding your hands, just too awwwwww!
    > I want to go back now and do it again
    You totally should!

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    1. Hi Nandana - I have a few friends and relatives in Aus so hope to go back in the near future.

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  27. Adorable K-Day photos!

    Visiting from GBE 2: Blog On page.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Linda for your comment and for visiting.

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  28. Wow! The three things most non-Australians know about Australia. I never knew about a kiwi that was not a fruit, Suzy.

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    1. Hi Cynthia - quite amazing that so few know about the kiwi bird!

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  29. So cute! I've always wanted to visit Australia. My daughter is applying for a study abroad semester there too. Plus, I have a close friend who lives in New Zealand and a nephew who is going their for a three year job commitment. I have a lot of excuses to go to that part of the world.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joyce. Hope you get to see these places.

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  30. Cute post and a delightful quick visit with our animal friends "down under".

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    1. Thanks Sheri for your comment and for dropping by.

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  31. Great pictures. My wife and I would love to visit Australia. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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  32. My brother stays in Canberra, reminded me of his pictures there :D

    Seems like I need to visit him soon now!

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