Friday, May 29, 2009

Sunny Day

At the Healsville Sanctuary today we saw several koalas. In the Healsville Sanctuary education center they showed us a Sugar Glider that was about ten years old and when it gives birth its baby is about half the size of a grain of rice. The baby Sugar Glider spends its first several months in its moms pouch. A kangaroo mother can have three babies at one time. The first baby is in the embrio stage. The second baby is in the mother's pouch. The third baby is walking on its own next to its mother. A kangaroo mom can decide to delay the baby when it is in the embrio stage for up to 18 months. Then we got to see a kangaroo autopsy. The kangaroo died of an eye injury and was brought to the Healsville Sanctuary to perform at autopsy. The sanctuary is releasing animals tomorrow that were burned in the bush fire in February of this year. This week at the Healsville Sanctuary they are celebrating their 75 anniversary.


  1. Hi The Kangaroos sounded interesting. Never knew they could carry three babies at a time. All the pictures are great. Love the Kolas. Love Auntie

  2. Hi Alec,
    wher can I find your pictures?

  3. It is great to hear that you are experiencing your first disection/autopsy. Looking at the photos, some of the students could barely stand watching it. So have you discovered your future profession, a coroner?

    Have you eaten any kangaroo yet? What does it taste like, prime rib, chicken?

    I hope you are enjoying yourself!

    Cousin Robbie

  4. Al
    I'm so proud of you. Can't wait to learn more from you. Love you,
    Auntie Lisa

  5. Alec, it looks like you are having quite the experience. You look pretty tired, though! Try to smile in the pictures! The boys love seeing all the pictures and you on the computer.
    Erin, Ryan, and Ethan

  6. Hi!! Alec,

    This is your Auntie Mari. Where's the beef? Don't forget to brush your teeth. Make sure you double spray deodorant. Hope you are having a great time. Wish we were there with you.

    Love, Auntie Mari & The Patrick Gang