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#1 Mel-Visitor

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:17 AM

When I lived in Adeliade, I remember visiting the Cleland wildlife park - does melbourne have any wildlife parks?


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:46 PM

hi m-V,

We have the Melbourne Zoo in the city, also there is the Werribee Open Plains Zoo which is just west of the city and it is like an African safari park with rhinos and zebras etc.

Then to the north east we have Heallesville Santuary which is an animal park focusing mainly on Australian animals.

There is another one on the way to Phillip Island but I have forgotten the name :)

They are the main ones.

There is some other farm animal parks like Chesterfield Farm where you can go and take kids to say hello to sheep, pigs and other farm animals.

What sort of animals did they have in the Cleland wildlife park?

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:01 AM

Dingos, Koalas, Kangaroos - that sort of thing. I also remember one albino kangaroo completely white - he/she was which was a pretty unique site for me.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:05 AM

Does anyone have some pictures. Searchin the internet from here can often lead to skewed results. Pictures would really be helpful. Wildlife parks really interest me, so please help me out.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:59 PM

at the following website you will gets heaps of good photos:

http://www.zoo.org.au/
http://www.zoo.org.a.../factsheets.htm
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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:34 PM

Nice links there glen :)
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:29 PM

When I lived in Adeliade, I remember visiting the Cleland wildlife park - does melbourne have any wildlife parks?


The Wild Life Park you are thinking of is Wild Life Wonder Land on the Bass High Way on the way to Philip Island.You can hold the animals, very good food, friendly staff & i think its great for young & old,Talk to the birds & they anwser you, feed the Roos by hand,Baby koalas,Baby Joeys.baby skinks.baby wombat Milly,Dingos,Emus.snakes to see, some of them just born & many more animals to see & touch.im from the UK & my visit to the WLP is always a first on my list when im in Australia each yr for me to go to the Wild Life Wonder Land it makes my holidays just Great.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:39 PM

Does anyone have some pictures. Searchin the internet from here can often lead to skewed results. Pictures would really be helpful. Wildlife parks really interest me, so please help me out.

Cheers.

Go to WildLife Wonder Land you will find pics there.I have potos of a few of the animals if you want them email me theshamanlady@aol.com im in the UK at the moment.xx
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

Hello all. I hope this has not been covered lately, if it has, then my apologies. May I mention the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. I know it is not a wildlife park as such, but it is a hidden gem of a garden setting. It is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens in the city of Melbourne. It is themed in an Australian natural way, and is well worth a visit and is expanding all the time. The only downside I noticed was that the prices in the restaurant were a bit steep. (For me anyway). Concession entry for Seniors.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

thanks Peter. I saw it on TV a month back and it looks like they have made some big improvements at Cranbourne RBG.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

Adding my vote for the botanical gardens at Cranbourne. I spent a day walking around the surrounding bushland and saw a bandicoot, an echidna and lots of birds. The spring flowers are all out as well, so it was quite spectacular.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

I have never seen a wild bandicoot :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:47 PM

I heard rumour that the birds are migrating south to Victoria because of drought...
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:54 PM

which birds? :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:21 PM

The latest I heard were kingfishers. Yes, they are not that common in this part of Australia.

And I heard a report that there is this rare blue bird (I cannot remember the name anymore) spotted in Armadale lately.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:56 PM

The Wild Life Park you are thinking of is Wild Life Wonder Land on the Bass High Way on the way to Philip Island.You can hold the animals, very good food, friendly staff & i think its great for young & old,Talk to the birds & they anwser you, feed the Roos by hand,Baby koalas,Baby Joeys.baby skinks.baby wombat Milly,Dingos,Emus.snakes to see, some of them just born & many more animals to see & touch.im from the UK & my visit to the WLP is always a first on my list when im in Australia each yr for me to go to the Wild Life Wonder Land it makes my holidays just Great.
The Shaman Lady,,



I worked there and agree it is a great place to visit. Ask to have a cuddle of Grace and Lollie, 2 baby wombats that I raised on the bottle :rolleyes:
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