Animal lovers ahoy! The animal kingdom in Melbourne Zoo awaits you. Waka waka! ’tis time for Africa!
Ahhh! I spent the entire day yesterday batch editing all the animal photos I shot at the zoo.
It made me realize how similar animals are to human beings.. in many ways!
For those of you following, this post is a sequel to this sneak-peak blogged here
Konzy and I wanted to check out most, if not all, of the animals residing in Melbourne Zoo. Guided by the map, we started from the left and went anti-clockwise, ensuring every area is covered.
Holy crap! Gave me a shock. Easy, kitty, easy.
The Snow Leopard was the first animal we saw high atop the makeshift cave of its den.
T'was a beautiful animal, with an equally beautiful coat.
But the poor thing looked rather bored
Heck, I will be bored too if I were to be sitting in a man-made den all day and all night.
Somebody, find me a live animal to hunt!
My point exactly.
Goodnight kitty, we won't disturb you anymore.
On to other animals!
Stopped by this huge den
What animal could possibly inside?
Most certainly not a small animal, considering the sizable space allocated for this enclosure
Oh, hello there, you cuddly fellow! 😀
It's nice watching how this bear malevolently lumbers around; without a care in the world.
I wanted to take a photo with it!
Obviously, this was the closest I could get lest it rips my head off
Turned around to peek at the Snow Leopard again to see…
LOL okay. Go ahead. Don't mind me.
Walked past a smaller enclosure, with lots of dried leaves and gravel inside.
Ohai! Would you puff out your tail feathers for me?
Hmmm.. maybe not.
Artsy photo of Konzy taking a photo of the peacock
We waited for ages ans ages for it to puff up its tail feathers… to no avail!
Hmph, maybe if I was a female – a peahen – it probably will try to impress me LOL
Us and the stubborn peacock!
There was some other creature that was sharing the den with Mr. Proud Peacock here
Konzy didn't know what it was (neither did I) so he started exclaiming, "Quick! Take a picture of that crawling thing!! It's crawling away!"
And I did. In the midst of crawling away from over-enthusiastic people like us
We soon found out that it was something lika groundhog
The next enclosure was made to look like a massive cave that we had to enter.
UGHH. A reptile/amphibian farm – as I had expected.
Into entirely brown chameleon!
Bah. Why are you afraid of me? I know I shoot, but only with my camera 😛
Look at this baby crocodile!!
The top of its head and its eyes are floating while the rest of its body is submerged underwater
Saw a smiling tortoise. Something must've made its day
Here's a different kind of tortoise.
My slithery, slippery friends! How are you?
For those wondering, I was born in the year of the Snake according to the Chinese Zodiac.
Okay, no need to count my age. I've just turned 22.
Gawd knows what bird is this.
Whole flock of them scurrying away from me -__-
I may eat KFC but sorry lah, you don't qualify. So don't be scared!
I stood outside in the field for a while. Just HAD to get away from the creepy-crawlies in the cave, while Konzy happily continues taking pictures of Monitor Lizards, Beetles and Tarantulas FML.
Scary face OMG. Looks like some mutant
Went inside the butterfly farm
OMG what is this! T'was SO HOT AND HUMID 10 times worse than Malaysia!
Had to remove my overcoat immediately! I guess butterflies breed best in tropical climates
There were millions, perhaps trillions of butterflies fluttering all around us!
Nope, they weren't caged up at all. Oh wait, technically they are, but..
WE WERE IN THE CAGE WITH THEM!
The most massive, elaborate "cage" ever! LOL
Didn't even feel like a cage. It was more of a large greenhouse.
We left soon after. Konzy was amused by all the butterflies and started videoing them.
I'm like OMG IT'S SO HOT CAN WE GO NAAAAOO? hahahaha 😛
Don't know what animal this is but saw it in The Lion King before
Probably some kind of gazelle or an antelope.
And and and…. I rode an elephant!! 😛 😛
A wooden elephant. So? Still an elephant nonetheless 😛
Awww… momma elephant teaching baby elephant how to drink water through its trunk!
Konzy and I with the elephants!
He made some sort of cynical joke about elephants and a person. I refuse to reiterate.
But had to admit, it was funny. As much as I tried not to laugh.
Baby elephant, open wide! 😀
Konzy took a sneaky picture of me taking a picture of the elephants
But I managed to sneak in a smile! HA!
Okay, you should know what's coming next
I absolutely love tigers.
Well, they're essentially kittycats 😀
Just… very big and dangerous kittycats capable of having me for lunch, that's all
Konzy and I outside the cage
Of lions and lionesses! 😀
Climbed to the top of the cage to see a dingo/hyena-like animal
I wish I could ride a zebra to university and be the coolest kid on the block
Hello Giraffes!! Super-tall creatures!
Also, I've learned that you can't take a giraffe seriously.
Wanna know why?
How to take you seriously liddat???? -____-"
Fell in love with a female Orang Utan that smiled at me
Orang Utans are wonderful creatures, very much like humans.
But, I fail to understand why that particular Orang Utan chooses to wear cloithes
Maybe he doesn't fit in with his peers.
Should try going naked too. Maybe then he'll fit in 😛
Mother & Baby Orang Utan portrait!
When she smile for the camera, I melted.
When I showed her the photo, she looked at it and smiled at me again.
I was smitten by her until…..
She spread her legs wide open for me -___-"
Oh you skank 🙁
On 2nd thoughts, maybe she spread her legs for this Orang Utan 😛
Kangaroo!! It reminds me that I'm in Australia
Okay lemme recall a funny incident.
Poor joey wanted to come out of mama roo's pouch but mama wouldn't let her.
Kid : "MOM! LEMME OUT!"
Mom : "No."
Kid : "i'M OUT! YEEOUCCH! MY BUTT HURTS"
Mom : "NOW GET BACK INSIDE!"
Kid : "FINE"
Mom : "OUUCHH! DON'T JUST BARGE IN LIKE THAT!"
Okay 1 more kangaroo photo
Lazy Koala Bear was hibernating throughout the day!
Probably still baked from Eucalyptus LOL
Don't know what adorable animal this is but Konzy took its photo
Looks like a weasel/meerkat/civet cat to me
The Seal was delightful to look at!
Cos it goes both underwater and on land!
Also saw penguins who couldn't walk nor stand straight
Neither could I. In this photo
Saw the caretaker feeding Percy the Pelican!
Ta-daaa! Found a stray peacock.
Don't know what animal this is but it reminds me of a skunk LOL
By the time we realized, it was already close to 6pm!
Geez. Looks like 5 hours isn't enough to tour the entire zoo.
But imma take less than 5 minutes of your time to watch a VLOG I made!
Enjoy the video :) 🙂
Watch till the end! 😉
Managed to stop by the souvenir shop for a bit
Konzy surprised me with this adorable fluffy, furry tiger hat!
Although I have no where to wear it in Malaysia, It's in my car now! Yay tiger gets to go everywhere I go!
T'was an amazing afternoon spending time with all the animals of the animal kingdom!
I love animals, do you?
hi,well done,thanks for beautiful photos…
hi thanks! 😀 it was my pleasure, glad you liked it!
Animals are just awesome! Gotta catch them at the right time though. hehe 😉
Here’s a list of derp-ups where you derped up:
– “Happy Tortoise” is a turtle; Tortoise’s can’t swim
– “Butterfly Enclosure” what? How can you think it was hot in there? Don’t you live on the equator? I was wearing my coat most of the time and I was fine
– That thing you saw in the loin king, and in the zoo, is a Bongo
– It’s a Hyena, there’s no dingo/hyena breed. Dingos are beautiful canines, btw
– Notice how the expression on the male kangaroos face doesn’t change AT ALL. Fucking kangaroos…
– It’s a meerkat. I thought you saw The Lion King
– You should have put footage of me going ‘THEAL THEAL THEAL’ and slapping my hands together like a retard
– The “skunk” is a leemur
We should go again; zoos are fucking awesome.
shuddup you derpyherp. hmph.
– Yes i found it hot. Good for u that u found it fine!
– when i said dingo/hyena, i meant dingo OR hyena. thats what my ‘/’ is for
– your expression doesnt change at all too 😛 fucking angmohs 😛 😛
– meerkat? it doesnt look anything like Timon!
– I didn’t video you doing that retarded thing.
Yup! We should totally go again, the next time I’m around 🙂 49 DAYS! wooots!
ha ha ha i had fun reading this. u and bf looks like have a very nice time!
video is nice, photo like nasional geographic
hehe thanksss! 🙂 and yupyup, indeed we had a rlly fun time!
most probably gonna go for a 2nd round! wheee
Why your boyfy wearing so formal 1? Why need to wear tie and jacket into Zoo? Is it like the Zoo attire just like casino attire? LOL
I’M A BOSS
NOUUUUUUUUUU IM A BIGGER BAWSE 😛
hahahhaa. because we had to attend an exhibition session in the museum in the evening, directly after the zoo.
LOL i had trouble picking an outfit that will match BOTH our outings! One is hot and outdoors, one is freezing cold in a formal place. >__< i ended up wearing one outfit to both outings cos can't be bothered to change LOL
I KNOW WHY THE ORANGUTAN SMILED AT YOU! coz u got reddish hair like her ^^ Chee mui!~
ohhhh ya hor!! Makes total sense 😛 😛
Yerr but my nipples and vag not as big as hers. blekkkk
nice pic gal!!!
awwww thankewww!!! 😀 😀
Hey!! One of the chameleon pic is an Iguana…you try to cheat me yeah… LOL!!! 😀 Anyway, nice pictures you got there! Looks like an awesome zoo! 🙂
omg really? Shittttt. I didn’t know!
Yeah, now that u mentioned, an Iguana looks bigger than a chameleon, right? >_< Arggh! I didn't realize haha. And thanksss! It was an awesome zoo, no doubt. Definitely gonna go back there again