Brisbane, Australia- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

We really enjoyed our 5 days in Brisbane!

It was jam packed with cuteness! I mean, just look at the adorable things I got to hold…

You probably won’t be as lucky as we were to find this cute little guy at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary…

Meet cousin Lincoln! He loves eyes, noses, he’s fascinated by elbows as well as busses and motorcycles! He also loves to say Helena’s name a lot! We got to hang out with him all day. Hurray for family! ❤️

There was even more cuteness to be had at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Yep, I’m actually holding a koala-and you know what, they are heavy! And they have sharp claws!

Koalas spend about 20 hours a day sleeping and they weigh between 10-30 pounds. They are actually pretty antisocial and bond with just their mothers and offspring. I’m holding Sargent and even though he just pooped, (but luckily not on me!) I still love him and his round head and spoon shaped nose! Aww!

Did you know the closest relative to the koala is the wombat?

Of course the girls loved it there too! And we also fed kangaroos. Wow! All in one day…pretty cool!

There are lots of kangaroos in the country-actually estimated to be over 40 million! That means they totally outnumber the Australians!

The largest of the Roos is the Red Kangaroo-it can be about 5 feet head to butt (not including their huge tails) and can weigh 200 pounds! Kangaroos can hop up to 15 feet per jump and get speeds to 25 even 30 miles per hour! When they move slowly, they use their tail as a fifth leg. We saw a lot of this as they approached for food. We also got to see a bunch (or rather a mob as they are called) hop away together as we were leaving.

Next up…riding the City Cat, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Roma Street Parklands and Streets Beach

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