Doing Business in the Pacific Rim

Winter Term 2009

Day 17: Caversham Wildlife Park & Cottesloe Beach

This day started at 8:30am in the hotel lobby. After boarding the tour bus, our group traveled to the Caversham Wildlife Park where we were exposed to many of Australia’s exotic animals. We were given a detailed tour of the zoo by a guide named Chris. We were shown many animals, but some stood out more than others. The first of these were the kangaroos. Our group was allowed inside the kangaroo cage, where we were able to feed and pet the large family of kangaroos. After the kangaroos cage, we were allowed into the koala cage where we woke up many of the sleeping koala’s. We learned that Koala’s sleep 18 to 20 hours a day. We were only allowed to pet the koala’s with the back of our hands as not to disturb the essential oils on their fur. To finish up our guided tour we were allowed to pet and take pictures with a very large female wombat. Several of the students were able to ride camels at the end of the tour.

After the zoo, our group traveled via bus to Cottesloe beach. Several students ate fish and chips at a beach side restaurant, exposing them to typical Australian beach food. After lunch the group hung out on the beach and took a swimming adventure to a floating buoy off the coast. The ocean was very blue here and there was not a cloud in the sky. Needless to say, much of the group left the beach quite fried. One student insisted on showing his newly found Australia pride and bought an Australian flag Speedo. To much surprise, he promptly displayed this Speedo on the Cottesloe beach.

Credit: Dave P. & Henry D.

 

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February 23, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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