Remember a few months ago we took the challenge to go to the three Victoria zoos, become Zoo Travelers, and be in with a chance to win a trip to San Diego? We started with Healesville Sanctuary, then on to our local zoo, Werribbee Zoo, and last but not least was a trip to Melbourne Zoo. We did complete the challenge, ages ago, but unfortunately we didn’t win the prize, however, we gained some wonderful memories! I asked IrishWrath to share his memories below of our day at Melbourne Zoo. It was weeks and weeks ago after all, and my old brain has forgotten the details!
The third zoo we went to was Melbourne Zoo. The last place we needed to go for the passports. The zoo is so big, we hardly ever see the whole thing, so we always look at the interesting side, i.e. the elephants.
There was an aquarium for the seals, but the place had just one problem. A complete lack of seals. But we didn’t know that, so we stood around for ages, waiting for them to show their faces.
IrishKing used the opportunity to get up to mischief. He pretended to spot something on the wall,
and everyone looked to see. He had us completely fooled.
Mum then pointed at the wall in a different place. We had obviously learned by now, right? Um, no. But honestly, we didn’t expect her to make fun of us. Our mistake.
One of the quests for the passports was a journey through The Room of Terror… The Torture Chamber… The Butterfly House!
Inside, we were swarmed. Thousands of butterflies drifted through the air, landing on innocent heads, terrorizing people, and sucking brains out. OK, only three fourths of the previous sentence was true. There were only hundreds of them.
Lying in wait at the exit, a spider room, filled with millions of spiders, barely separated from the outside! A few inches of glass is not enough! Where are the iron bars? The laser blasters? The highly advanced anti-spider missiles? And it turned out the passport location was actually somewhere else! All that horror for nothing.
In one of the activity rooms there was some Vet equipment, and IrishKing tried it out on himself.
“Where’s my pulse?”
“There’s my pulse!”
IrishKing’s future in the medical department looks bright, after all, he can find heartbeats in unwilling victims.
Silly IrishDev, don’t you know to run away when the kids find medical equipment?
I, IrishWrath, found an amazing double cylindrical contraption, used to magnify distant objects so as to make them appear closer. Which is to say, I found a pair of binoculars. What did I use them for? To spy on the brothers.
Yet again, IrishKing tried his luck with the purchasing of random articles. This it was time a monkey which he already has.
He did not succeed.