April 29, 2015

WALKABOUT WEDNESDAY


Well hello there felines.  Welcome back to our 2nd installment of "Walkabout Wednesday"...


Having sprouted feets, my tunnel is out and about on new adventures...

And is touring the country of Australia, taking in the sights of the koalas...


Theese koalas live at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane...


Because of their low energy diet, koalas sleep around 19 hours a day to conserve energy...they give us kitties a run for our money!


Lone Pine is the largest koala sanctuary in the world with 130 koalas...


Lone Pine started in 1927 with a single pair of koalas named Jack and Jill...Sarah one of the koalas that lived here holds the Guinness World Record for living until age 23...captive koalas typically live between twelve and fifteen years...


The koalas live in different places around the Sanctuary according to their age and gender...


"Kindergarten" is where the "toddlers run amok" according to the Sanctuary!  The koalas here are between one and two years of age...


The koalas at the Sanctuary can be held and hugged by the visitors...they are only held for a maximum of 30 minutes a day and have every third day off...


Here are two videos of the koalas in action...


Koalas only eat eucalyptus leaves and apparently eat only 50 of the 800 varieties that exist...The Sanctuary has four eucalypt plantations to feed the koalas and each day they cut three quarters of a tonne of leaf to feed the koalas in the Sanctuary...
Koalas have been listed as 'vulnerable to extinction' due to loss of habitat and loss of eucalyptus trees.  The Australian Koala Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of the wild koala and its habitat.  


Join us next Wednesday for our new series "Walkabout Wednesday".

April 25, 2015

Caturday Art


My Human says that I remind her of a stuffed animal so she tried to enhance that look in our art this week...We are joining Athena, Cat Goddess in her Caturday Art Blog Hop.

April 22, 2015

WALKABOUT WEDNESDAY


Hello there Audience, remember on April Fools when my tunnel grew feets, well it was no joke...

With its new-found feets, my tunnel is heading off for adventures galore and its first one is Earth Day at Australia Zoo...

We have previously written about my Human's Tiger Walk at the Australia Zoo in 2010.  She went on the walk with Kaitlyn a Sumatran tiger...The walks on the back acres of the zoo allow the tigers to take part in enrichment and allow the participants to give to tiger conservation...



This is a short video clip showing Kaitlyn (who now just turned 8)...
Kaitlyn now is a mother to twin cubs Clarence and Hunter who are 1.5 years old...


The tigers at Australia Zoo can be viewed by the public at the Tiger Temple...


They are in the area behind this glass...


One of the beautiful tigers relaxing...


This is a video of the tiger enrichment and play time...

Australia Zoo does important work with tiger conservation as Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, estimating only 400 left in the world.  So for Earth Day, we wanted to re-visit and pay tribute to the majestic tiger...
 
Join us next Wednesday for our new series "Walkabout Wednesday".

April 18, 2015

Caturday Art


It's Caturday and we hope you find a great place to chill and hang out...We are joining Athena, Cat Goddess in her Caturday Art Blog Hop.

April 5, 2015

Sunday Selfies


Neytiri is hanging out with the Easter Chick today so they took a selfie together...
Happy Easter!
We are joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with our furriends at The Cat On My Head...


*We will return on April 17th for Caturday Art*

April 1, 2015

Wacky Wednesday


Oh oh folks!  Something has gone awry...
We had a weird sighting at Headquarters...
My tunnel seems to have grown feets!
Will my tunnel hightail it back to the Cabo Wabo Cantina?
Stay tuned to find  out...