Meerkat. You can adopt one. You can't take it home though.
When I was home earlier this year Mum had double booked herself. She had agreed to take a unit of 6 guides to the Scout/Guide Regatta and she had committed to organising the medal presentations at the State Athletic Championships. So guess what? She volunteered me and my friend, Jo to take the girls to camp.
No idea why they have a fake meerkat in with the real ones. Anyone?
6 months later I'm home again. 6 months later I've been volunteered to help again.
Wallaby with a joey in her pouch. See the leg sticking out over the joey's head. Ouch! Can't be very comfortable for the mum or the joey.
In November the Guides of Tasmania are having an overnight event, ROAR 2014 at Zoodoo. Zoodoo is a wildlife park about 20-30 minutes from Hobart. They needed a filler activity for the girls to do on the last afternoon.
A rare albino wallaby. Until this visit, I didn't even know they existed.
Mum, Jo and I planned a lovely day in Richmond. A bit of shopping in the village. Lunch at the bakery. An hour or so at Zoodoo. Umm. Yep. Day didn't go as planned. Jo and I got sidetracked in town. Mum was busy at Guide House. We didn't actually head out to Zoodoo until about 2 '0 clock. So no shopping and no lunch in the bakery. Next time.
When I was a kid an emu bit my hand and took my sandwich. Emus and I are not friends.
We need a take nothing, leave nothing activity. So trivia it is. As we wander the enclosures taking photos, taking notes about the animals, we are approached by a zookeeper. He thought we were animal activists preparing to make a fuss about animals in captivity. Nope, just girl guide leaders spending an afternoon of their holiday getting ready for a guide camp. We need a life.
For everyone that asks me what a Tassie Devil looks like... This is a Tasmanian Devil. Note, it walks on all fours. It does not spin.
After being distracted by the devils. And they very cute meerkats. And the marmosets... Okay so we were easily distracted. But we did come away with 27 trivia questions and 24 trivia answers.
Devils are quite small and very ferocious. Don't stick your hand in front of one. They will bite it off. I'm not kidding.
We threw in two questions that might be a little bit tricky. They're actually really easy. But we suspect quite a few of the guides (and their leaders) will get them wrong.
Okay so they don't look all that vicious when they are taking a nana nap in the sun.
Let's see if you know the answers:
When is a bear not a bear?
Where does milk come from?