Thursday, March 20, 2008

Feeding Lorikeets

One of the really fun things to do at the Wild Animal Park is to feed the lorikeets. They sip nectar out of a little cup in your hand. These incredibly colorful birds will happily perch all over you to get a sip. The kids really love this one, so make sure to go by when your visiting the park!


Blogger expat said...

Wow, I didn't know about that. How fun.

Thu Mar 20, 09:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

That looks like fun! I don't think I've ever walked around at the park. I guess now that the train is gone more people will walk around and get an opportunity to be up close and personal with the animals.

Thu Mar 20, 12:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

The train's gone? What happened??

Thu Mar 20, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

I know, isn't that a total bummer! The Wgasa Bush Line Railway was "retired" because they said it was old and too long of a tour. Part of the railway is replaced by Journey into Africa, a tram tour - additional $10, and the other part (I think it is still being developed) will highlight the Asian animals.

Thu Mar 20, 02:45:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is, somewhere in the zoo administration, a constant hunger. They bought the rail line and the merry-go-round at Balboa Park, so they could move them and excavate for a five story parking garage,(three levels below ground).This may be on hold, but when it happens, Spanish Village will die, because there will be no convenient access for several years during construction. Well new people may come back later, but this is a mean form of social engineering.While we wait to see what may happen, there is talk of "outsourcing" park management & maintenance to a theme park operator.Expect a similar result.

Thu Mar 20, 05:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe the train is gone. That's the whole thing about Wild Animal Park!
We used to feed the birds too. My kids would kinda get freaked out by it though since they swarm in huge numbers as soon as you walk in!
The butterflies were my kids favorite to walk through!

Fri Mar 21, 04:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jilly said...

Lorikeets are such beautiful little birds. I remember a restaurant way up a mountain in Queensland that had hundreds of lorikeets you could watch at feeding time. I don't recall tho there was a facility for themt o drink nectar from your hand. That's such a lovely idea and such a privilege for the children.

Fri Mar 21, 10:19:00 PM PDT  

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