Thursday, July 12, 2012

Halls Gap, Koalas, and Disney World

Last night I dreamed about Halls Gap and Koalas.

But the koalas weren't in the Halls Gap part of the dream.  They were in my dream about Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. 

I wonder if there are koalas in Halls Gap.  I don't associate the place with koalas.  I associate it with kangaroos, emus, cockatoos, and kookaburras. 

I'm pretty sure there are no koalas at Disney's Animal Kingdom. I wonder if they have any Australian animals. 

I shall google......

This Grampians blog says koalas are rarely seen in Halls Gap, but seeing one isn't a complete impossibility.  

I'm trying to understand what the blog is saying. It goes a bit over my head. 

But I think it's saying that prior to a 2006 fire there were koalas. I guess the fire messed with their population. Now people have asked why they're not being re-released into the area. 

There are koalas at the Halls Gap Zoo.    Recently three of them arrived from the Healesville Sanctuary. They already had one koala; so now they have four.

Now I'm looking at the list of animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom. 

They have a Sulphur-crested cockatoo, a grey kangaroo, a red kangaroo.....

They have a salmon-crested cockatoo. I've never heard of that.   I'm guessing it's Australian? Are there cockatoos that are not from Australia? 

They have a rose-breasted cockatoo. I've never heard of that either.

They have a Tawny Frogmouth!!!  I want to see that.  I love those!

The last time we went to Disney World, we skipped the Animal Kingdom park.  We were thinking of skipping again this year, but I may need to change our minds. 

I just consulted Lord Wiki about the salmon-crested cockatoo. He says it's an Indonesian bird. 

He says the rose-breasted cockatoo is another name for the Galah.  


  1. I never heard a galah called a rose breasted cockatoo. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that Indonesia has cockatoos too as it is not far from Australian shores.

  2. Andrew,

    I never heard them called that either. Maybe it's an American term? Well, because the website is American.

    Yeah. It makes sense about cockatoos being around in Indonesia.

  3. I am checking about rose breasted cockatoos.