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Today we went to Potaroo Palace a small wildlife sanctuary about 10 mins drive from Merimbula. Potaroo palace is a non profit sanctuary where all the money goes back into the keeping and welfare of the animals.Everybody who works here is a volunteer. When we entered the sanctuary the first thing we bought was some kangaroo food to feed the animals.
Rei ran over to where the kangaroos were, they were free to roam around where ever they wanted to go and he had a great time feeding them. I think the kangaroos were very happy as well because when he went to feed one kangaroo others would bound towards him wanting food as well.
We looked around the other parts of the sanctuary which was quite small and saw the snakes,lizards, crocodiles, aviary with Australian birds, koalas which of course were sleeping and a very active echidna which was very cute, scratching around looking for ants and other things to eat.
We ate our sandwiches and then boarded a little train that took us around the sanctuary. The train stopped at the koala enclosure and everybody got off to listen to the animal keeper talk about the animals, we were able to pat the koalas and lizards and then they brought out a long diamond back python that we were able to have our photo taken with it on our shoulders if we wanted to. When the python was on your shoulders you could hardly feel it. I thought it would be much heavier than that. After the lady had finished we decided to go home.
That night we went to an Italian restraunt called Ducci's. We had a pizza and some spaghetti which was very nice.