The Most Beautiful Continent in the World
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see nature in its boldest? Have you ever wanted to see some of the most defining features of nature itself? Clear seas and skies . . . simplicity of the desert . . . all bundled up in one.
The Adelaide Zoo opened its gates in May of 1883, and is Australia's second oldest zoo in the continent and the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated on a non-profit basis. There are over 2,000 animals in 300 different species in 20 acres of land.
The Rundle Mall has been open since 1976, and has over 1,000 different retail stores. As well as having many arcades, Rundle Mall has many sculptures, including four different life-size pigs known as Oliver, Truffles, Horatio and Augusta.
Other Notable Sites in Australia
Animals of Australia
The dingo, although cute on the outside, is really quite vicious. Although many have tried to domesticate this beautiful, coyote like creature, it has been a failure, as dingo's are naturally vicious animals, and have been known to kill people, particularly young children.
The kangaroo is another famous creature in Australia. Kangaroos are well known to protect their young, and hit people because they got to close to them and their young. Kangaroos also cannot hop backwards, only forwards. Kangaroos are known to hop in roads, they are like the deer in North America - if you live close enough, you can see them everywhere.
Koalas are gentle and lazy creatures. Koalas are herbivore marsupials. Their young hang onto the adult's back. The closest living relative of the koala is the wombat.