The guide was very fond of his animals. We were allowed to stroke and feed the kangaroos with pelleted food (they were obviously used to being fed by tourists). The fur was quite soft and fluffy.
|Me feeding white and red kangaroos|
|Teenage joey having a drink from inside Mum's pouch|
|Wisely having a sleep in the midday heat.|
We were shown a wombat, that was happily sitting on the lap of one of the rangers. Being a marsupial, the wombat gives birth to unformed young, and incubates them in her pouch. This wombat was lying on the lap of the ranger, with her pouch on display. The entrance to the pouch looks like a large belly button and the pouch lies up towards the ribs, rather than downwards like a kangaroo. Apparently normally, there are several wombats that are used for education but this particular wombat likes being brought out of her living quarters, and sulks and shows off if any other wombat is chosen, so she is usually the animal they use. Her fur was quite coarse to touch.
|Wombat showing her pouch entrance|