More than once when visiting Sister on the Bellarine, we were going to visit Jirralinga, but for whatever reason, it did not happen. During our last visit to the Bellarine we did pay a visit and I made my promised donation, which raised R's eyebrows when he saw how much I gave. This is a place with many workers, volunteers. They need money for housing and feeding animals.
We travelled through Barwon Heads and found the place and parked next to a paddock where Ibis were grazing.
There were many cockatoos of sorts in care, mostly from people who could no longer look after them.
The sign says it all. I don't think it was this one, but a galah seemed to be the best talker of all with, 'Give me a kiss'.
Another type of Corella.
Is this a Major Mitchell Cockatoo?
This one is a very pale pink.
No idea what this is.
Koalas from outside the fence.
Oh, a fox. Not sure we care too much for them, but we have to be kind to critters.
Dingoes, which I am sure are derived from the Japanese dog Shiba Inu.
A python getting ready for winter hibernation.
A kookaburra, so very Australian.
Cockatiels, the most destructive bird known to humankind. We had some. I know.
The keeper let us in to have a close view of koalas. They eat leaves and do the biz, with males at times fighting, but mostly sleep.
What I imagine a Magpie Goose might look like.
Not a clue. Pea hen?
There'd be a wallaby.
There'd be a wombat.
Budgerigar of some type. Unusual colouring.
Maybe the same unknown bird as earlier.
Extra special, a blue winged kookaburra.
Kangaroos. Note the joey (young) trying to fit into his mother's pouch. It is clearly too big.
This joey has its face peaking out from its mother's pouch. It is a more suitable size for a pouch.
Old man emu.
Could be a kite.
A barnyard owl.
We thought this was a statue, but then it moved. I guess it is an owl of some type.
Emus and kangaroos have been known to fight, but there wasn't any fighting here. Nevertheless, the emu did not like the kangaroo so close and rose to move away. It became clear as she/he struggled to her feet, she had some kind of arthritic disease.
More pretty parrots, badly photographed.