Kangaroos and Granddaughters
Last Update: Aug 5, 2022
Granddaughter and Kangaroo
I've been very fortunate to have family visiting me this week.
My eldest son, daughter-in-law and two of my granddaughters visited from the UK Monday and my youngest son joined us from Bali on Tuesday.
We spent Wednesday afternoon at Australia Zoo, the wildlife conservation park established by Steve and Terri Irwin. It covers 700 acres and is about an hour's drive from where I live.
If you're interested, Wikipedia has a lot more information at
Australia Zoo - Wikipedia
Steve Irwin met an untimely death in 2006, when he was accidentally killed by a stingray barb to the heart while filming an ocean-life documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.
The face of the Zoo is now largely his 18yo son Robert, though his widow Terri is still very much involved. Along with his daughter Bindi Irwin, who now has her own daughter Grace Warrior.Irwin Powell with her American born husband.
Australia Zoo is part of a worldwide conservation effort that includes white rhinos, Sumatran tigers, red pandas and many others.
But as you can see from the photo above, it was our native marsupials, particularly the kangaroos and koalas, that my granddaughters were in love with.