Australia: Day 23: Australia ZOO, Reds vs. Bulls in Brisbane
|Driving towards Beerwah. Glass House Mountains are visible in the back.|
|Student ticket for Australia ZOO and Hospital visit. Queensland was ISIC card friendly, on the other hand New South Wales was only accepting student cards from their state.|
In the Zoo we saw many different animals, belonging to Mammals (Binturong, Camels, Cheetahs, Dingoes, Echidnas, Foxes, Giraffe, Goats, Kangaroos, Koalas, Lemurs, Otters, Possums and Gliders, Red Panda, Rhinoceros, Tasmanian Devils, Tigers, Wombats, Zebra), Reptiles (Boas and Pythons, Crocodilians, Lizards, Tortoises and Turtles, Venomous Snakes) and Birds (Cormorants and Darters, Exotic Parrots, Finches, Honeyeaters, Ibis, Kingfishers, Native Parrots, Nightjars, Pittas, Raptors, Ratites, Stone-curlews, Storks and Cranes).
Eastern Water Dragon and a Salt-water Crocodile. What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Read it here.
|Show in Tiger Temple|
|More birds in Rainforest Aviary and Birds of Prey section|
Snakes: King Brown (Pseudechis australis), one of the longest venomous snakes in the world and Jade, a she Green Python. Out of the 2800 kind of snakes, only 270 types are venomous.
|Rhinoceros Iguana, native to the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and The Dominican Republic) and several surrounding West Indian Islands.|
|Australia ZOO, Home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film.|
|After the Zoo we also visited Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital|
|Monument outside the hospital|
Since we saw almost everything, it was time to go back to Brisbane, where another CouchSurfer was already waiting for us. Our plan was to attend the Super Rugby match, a part of largest and pre-eminent professional rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere on Suncorp Stadium, between home Reds and South African Bulls.
|Ticket for the rugby match between Reds and Bulls.|
|Suncorp Stadium has a capacity for 52500 people|
|Let the show begin|
|French-Canadian Anthony, Ross and me, fans of the Reds|
|And we won, Reds 23 and Bulls 18.|