Monday, March 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday: K is for Koala; Camera-Critters #156

My first and only visit to Australia was on a Quanta flight leaving Los Angles on 17 January 1991.  The reason that I can still remember the date is because when I was at Los Angles airport waiting for my 24 hours flight to Sydney, the CNN was broadcasting live from Bagdad for the first American air raid to the city during the Gulf War.

My trip lasted for almost a month, I got to visit the zoo and actually held a Koala.  This Koala is from Taipei Zoo.  The first two male Koala arrived in Taipei from Australia in 1999 followed by two females in 2001.  Several baby Koala have been born since.  They are one of the biggest attractions in the zoo.

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9 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

my parents-in-law came back from Australia a few years and brought me a koala.

oh, it was a toy!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

The more I see of them, the more I like them...

Reader Wil said...

Your photo of the koala is excellent and far more beautiful than mine! Thank you for visiting!

Paula Scott said...

Wow-that is a great photo! I am wondering if it is film because most of us did not have digital in '91. My husband was flying over Kuwait as it was being bombed. he was on his was to Riyadh.

helenmac said...

G & B, once more a stunning photo of this oh so charming creature!

HelenMac, ABC Team

J Bar said...

Great shot. Great story. That should be Qantas.

Gary said...

Wonderful close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rambling Round said...

These bears look so cuddly!

ladyfi said...

Wow -- what a fabulous close up!

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