Sunday, January 10, 2010

Africa Comes to Melbourne

Not sure if I've mentioned before, but we have fantastic neighbours!

The people who live at Number 12 have become really good friends, so much so that we've often said if ever either of us decide to move house, we'd have to find somewhere that has two, neighbouring houses for sale because we like living next door to each other so much.

Each Christmas we exchange gifts with them and their two gorgeous daughters...and this year they gave MONT and me a day with them, at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

That's where we all went yesterday afternoon. Apart from the beautiful animals, they also have a special entertainment program at this time of year...yesterday it was "Rhythm of Africa" with the ASANTI DANCE THEATRE...and it was fantastic!

Asanti dancers

There was of course lots of wonderful animals, like Tony.

Tony's a mature gent who likes to keep to himself a bit, but sadly, he also has an allergy to what giraffe's generally like to eat, so he has to have injections and a daily brush down to keep him functioning, well, like giraffe's function.

This is one of the younger males in the group. Lovely isn't he

There are zebra's roaming the plains....

...and Meerkats...

...and of course these guys. Very Regal!

because he can
ahhhh, not so regal.

...and the most dangerous of them all...the hippos, who just wanted to stay submerged for most of the day.

...and these gorgeous creatures.


Hi there handsome

We all had a great day!


  1. Great photos and I imagine a wonderful day. What a thoughtful gift.

  2. It was a great day Teresa...and the animals were awesome!

  3. I love the Werribee Zoo! We actually went there for our anniversary last year, it was awesome.

  4. What a great gift! Looks like you had a lovely day.

  5. What a lovely day. We got a Friends of the Zoo membership for Christmas this year and I can't wait to check out all the zoos.

    Fantastic photos - do you have a zoom lens?

  6. It is a wonderful thing that you have good neighbors and what a thoughtful gift.

    Great pictures.

  7. What a thoughtful gift, it is such a blessing to have good neighbours!

  8. Melissa, My camera is a Canon EOS 400D and it came with a regular 18-55mm lens and a 75-300mm zoom lens, which was a real bonus.

    I'd always wanted a Nikon, but had the chance to get the Canon at a good price, so jumped at it


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