Hand Feed the Kangaroos
As you know. Kangaroos are an Australia Icon.
They are probably one of the most easily recognized animals in the world. If you are visiting Australia from Overseas then getting up and close and petting very cool Marsupials is a must do!
Welcome to Roo Heaven!
Roo Heave is a very cool little gated off park at Australia Zoo that is kind of a zoo within a zoo. It’s pretty much a petting and feeding zoo for Kangaroos.
There are lots of free roaming Kangaroos that you can easily go up to pet, feed and say G’Day to! I really enjoyed this part of the zoo and hanging out with these guys.
You can buy some kangaroo food which I think are little pellets. Although I am not sure exactly what they are because when we were there the Kangaroo Food was sold out.
That was okay though because I was more then happy to just go up to the Kangaroos and pet them.
I did this once before at Caversham Wildlife Park in Western Australia. That was around 10 years ago now so another Kangaroo Encounter would be fun. Caversham Wildlife Park is also where I pet a Koala for the first time!
The Kangaroos at Australia Zoo are extremely docile. It is a great place to take the family and let the kids run around the Free Roaming Petting Zoo.
There were lots of little kids hanging out, feeding and petting the Kangaroos. They didn’t seem to mind too much. I am pretty sure that the Kangaroos are very, very well fed.
Some of them didn’t even eat.
Most of them spend their time lounging around and sunbathing like this little fella here.
There are lots of little Joeys too which I thought was really cool. They are so small and fragile. When I was standing around looking for Kangaroos to take photos of, one of the Joeys actually popped it’s head into it’s Momma’s Pouch! It looked like they wanted to climb back in.
I am not sure what they were looking for but it did look funny!
I think a lot of people think of Kangaroos at rodents and pests. That might be because there are so many of them and run quite rampant in the bush.
I think it’s kind of sad because it only takes a few moments of spending some time with a Kangaroo to realize that they are quite peaceful and loving animals.
Rodents or not, they should still be left alone.
Time to Move On
It was latter in the day now and we still had a lot left of the Zoo to explore so we couldn’t stay as long with the Kangaroos as I would have liked.
I probably could have stayed there for half a day just hanging out with them and taking pictures. Trying to get that one shot.
Here is one of my favorite shots from Kangaroo Heaven.
My 2 Gig CF Card was starting to fill up so I couldn’t take as many photos as I wanted to.
Your Kangaroo Experience
Have you pet or fed a Kangaroo before? If so, I’d love to hear from you. What was you’re experience like? Where id you get to pet a Kangaroo at?