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19 November, 2010

a trip to Taronga Zoo

After weeks of raining or cloudy days, we had a nice sunny day yesterday. Laurent and I spent the day in Taronga Zoo. Thanks to the free tickets from Bing Lee. (Bing Lee gave us a free Taronga Zoo pass and animal experience (i.e. touching animals) as part of their promotions when buying air conditioners from them.)

I did not take as many photos as last time, and here are some:

A partridge NOT in a pear tree. Sorry not the gift from the true love on the first day of Christmas.
Chukar Partridge

(as usual, more photos follow...)

A Red Whiskered Bulbul. I have no idea what a Bulbul is.
Red Whiskered Bulbul

A Peakin Robin:
Pekin Robin

A Red Lory:
Red Lory

And a peacock, fighting with a peacock in the mirror.


So, how do I bring Don into this blog entry which seemingly has nothing relating to Don? Easy, here it goes:
Unlike the lucky Don in beautiful Boston/picturesque Quincy and reputable Rochester with lots of high-tech entertainment options, the poor Antony had to go out and visited the zoo for something different. Since the poor Antony's life is not as colourful as Don's.

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Posted by Antony on 19 November 2010 11:25 PM | photos

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Well, of course you know that a Bulbul is a bird silly, you showed a picture of one!
It's one of the common avian creatures around Sydney, recognisable because of its little pointed black hat. I like them.
BTW, with the cost of an entry ticket to Taronga Zoo being as high as it is these days, poor people are unable to visit. A family of four would be hard pushed to get in under $A100, excluding parking and food!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 20 November 2010 4:00 PM.
I meant I've never heard of the word Bulbul.
Well, Sydney is not beautiful Boston, what do you expect? A family of two adults and two kids would cost AU$128 to get in, plus parking etc.
If you were lucky enough to live in beautiful Boston like Don, the admission for a family of two adults and two kids would cost only US$44 (to visit the world famous Franklin Park Zoo).
Posted by Antony on 20 November 2010 7:46 PM.
I'm almost certain that Franklin Park Zoo isn't world-class.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 22 November 2010 2:36 AM.
Still, Franklin Park Zoo is very affordable for families to spend a day there, compared to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
Posted by Antony on 22 November 2010 10:24 AM.
Taronga Zoo is world-class, it's only natural that they would charge more for admission. Plus, according to Wikipedia, Taronga Zoo has 120 more species of animals than Franklin Park Zoo.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 23 November 2010 1:44 AM.
Taronga Zoo is world-class? I did not even know that. 120 more species in Taronga Zoo? I couldn't even find any pigs there.
Posted by Antony on 23 November 2010 1:56 AM.
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