My Visit Down Under
Recently my family and I traveled to Australia and got to experience Sydney, Perth, Rottnest Island and the Margaret River Area. Each day I will be posting about my adventures down under and talking about some of the adventures my family and I got to experience. First up on my list is Sydney and my experiences with the Penguins at SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium.
First up on my adventure is our visit to the SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium where we got to experience the Penguin Passport. With this passport, we were able to go and see how penguins interact with eachother.
When we went, the Cheeky Gentoo penguins had begun breeding season, so we were able to assist the males by giving them pretty rocks to give to their potential mates. In the wild, a female Cheeky Gentoo Penguin must accept the rock from the male penguin in order to breed. The male penguin will continue to give the females pretty rocks that she takes to her nest. We were unable to walk on the ice with the penguins due to it being breeding season.
We also learned about why the Cheeky Gentoo's penguins feet are bright orange, which is due to their diet of crill in the wild.
Keep an eye out for tomorrow's blog post on our experiences with the Koala's at the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
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