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Cuddly Critters at Caversham
You can't leave Australia without feeding a kangaroo or patting a koala, can you? Okay, perhaps some people do, but they just don't know what they're missing. Don't be like them: if you're on the west coast of Oz try the Caversham Wildlife Park just outside Perth. Although it's basically a zoo, it's set in a bush area that's hot and dry--very authentic, but not always that comfortable for visitors.
But no worries, mate. Caversham takes you beyond the simple kangaroo and koala experience. Our personal fave is holding a wombat on your lap: these furry round guys can weigh over 50 pounds, and the trainer will firmly tell you that it's all muscle! There are also Tasmanian devils (who you don't wanna touch, trust us) and a whole host of minor celebrities in terms of Aussie wildlife--possums, kookaburras, even quokkas. Don't know what the hell they are? Time to visit an Aussie wildlife park then.
· Caversham Wildlife Park website [Official Site]
· Taronga Zoo Excursion [Jaunted]