The Featherdale Wildlife Park can be reached by public transport from the city using the North Shore and Western line to Blacktown Station. The bus stand 9 is located just outside the station (number 725 bus, 10 minute ride). The Park shows native birds, reptiles, marsupials and mammals. Tickets can be booked online.
Clearly, the stars are the Koalas:
Koala with baby.
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Among the other mammals in the Park, there are Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wombats:
Many native birds are on display:
The huge Southern Cassowary is 170-180cm tall and weighs up to 65kg--the world’s third tallest bird and second heaviest. Each foot has 3 toes with sharp claws, especially the medial claw, which measures at up to 12cm long and can tear through flesh.
We saw Tawny Frogmouths:
The Fruit Bats, or Flying Foxes, are large bats. Their fox-shaped head and black wings that can span up to one meter make them very impressive. Adults reach 30 cm in length and can weigh up to 1kg.
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The Lace Monitors, or Common Goannas, are the second-largest lizard species in Australia, growing up to 2m in length and are very impressive when they chase each other in their enclosure.
More pictures from the Featherdale Wildlife Park here.