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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2020 at 01:41
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Iguana, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

9.
Iguana dreaming, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

10.
Lace monitor lizard, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

11.
Lion yawn, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

12. Practicing for next Halloween...
Ringtail lemur's Dracula impersonation, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

13.
Ringtail lemur salad bar, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

14. Dreaming that one of them's supposed to be on watch...
Meerkats napping, Melbourne Zoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2020 at 08:55
Summer school holidays, so off to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary outside Melbourne with my daughter and grandkids. With the devastating fires ablaze across Australia it was a relief to see native animals in a safe and unspoiled natural environment.

I'll post progressively but here's a starter.
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1.
Emu by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

2. Basically asleep all day and active at night.
Koala asleep by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

3.
Koala with food by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

4.
Grey kangaroo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

5. The critically endangered Helmeted Honey-eater is Victoria's official bird emblem, and exists only in a tiny population in a remote nature preserve that hopefully hasn't been affected by the ferocious bush-fires. It is being captive bred successfully at Healesville and the numbers are building to the point when a planned release into the wild isn't too far off. A very beautiful bird with those feathered tufts on the side of its head.
Helmeted honey-eater close-up by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Helmeted honey-eater by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2020 at 17:39
I can imagine that was a special experience under the devastating circumstances.
A very nice series so far. #3 would have been my favourite if the focus had been just a bit further (on the closed eye).
I love the #1 portrait and the honey eaters a lot as well.
TFS and keep them coming!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Biggator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2020 at 18:59
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2020 at 00:32
Thanks for the feedback.

Continuing on:

7. Very slow shutter, very dim light = an impressionistic shot of a diving platypus.
Platypus diving by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

8. This time more static on the surface, but still blurry.
Platypus surfacing by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

9. Keeper's talk with a 17 year old male that was rescued from his burrow that was unearthed by a farmer digging a dam. The mother abandoned the site and the offspring so he was land reared at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Apparently playful, loves human contact (with familiar keepers), including being patted and scratched behind his head.
Platypus with keeper by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

10. A healthy pack of Tasmanian Devils lives and breeds at Healesville. The wild population in parts of Tasmania has been decimated by a cancerous facial tumor that seems to have arisen from the very small gene pool and cross infection through biting. Some of these healthy ones will be released to the Tasmanian wild in quarantined and isolated areas.
Tasmanian Devil by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

11. Cooling off in the 30 degree C heat.Tasmanian Devil cooling off by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

12. Bone cracking teeth and jaws.
Tasmanian Devil yawning by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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13.
Pelican profile by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

14. This and the next two from a live flight demonstration and talk with the keepers.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

15.
Male Eclectus Parrot by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

16.
Hawk Owl by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

17. And this and the next few from a walk through aviary.
Rainbow lorikeets together by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

18. The natural habitat of this Glossy Black Cockatoo has been decimated in the recent fires and there are fears about its survival in the wild.
Glossy black cockatoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

19. Same applies to the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.
Red-tailed black cockatoo by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

20.
Red-tailed black cockatoo close-up by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

21. This bird is also known as the Thick-knee.
Bush stone curlew by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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22. Regent parrot in the walk through aviary.
Regent parrot by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

23.
Regent parrot close-up by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

24. In the reptile and amphibian house.
Green tree frog by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

25. A special walk through aviary, home to this 3 year old male lyrebird and others. His distinctive display feathers are starting to grow.
Young male lyrebird perching by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Young male lyrebird by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

27. Co-tenants in the lyrebird aviary.
Superb parrot pair by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

28.
Superb parrot male by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

That's all from this visit.
It's reassuring that there are endangered species being captive bred at places like this, for future release into the wild when safe and sustainable natural environs have grown back and become viable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2020 at 13:00
In the Planckendaal zoo (near Mechelen, Belgium)


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