We had a fabulous day at the Melbourne Zoo on Tuesday. We took the tram and the train to it from our apartment, so it was a nice easy trip.
We actually entered from the railway side of the zoo, which is at the opposite end of the main entrance, so we sort of walked through from the back to the front, which was fine. Pictures will be more fun than a wordy description of everything we saw…so here you go! 🙂
It’s a great zoo with a really strong focus on fighting extinction with a strong emphasis on conservation. This was apparent throughout the zoo with lots of signage and fun, interactive displays that give the community ideas on how to help by donating mobile phones, labeling palm oil, etc.
The campaign we were most amused by was related to saving trees by using recycled toilet paper. This is of course done by using toilet paper made from recycled paper, NOT from actual recycled toilet paper. 🙂 One of the supporters of their campaign is a company called Who Gives A Crap. In addition to making 100% forest friendly toilet paper, they do some great things with their profits. We recognized the paper as it was the brand used in our apartment. 🙂
There was even a maze where you chose your direction through the maze by deciding if you are a folder or a scruncher in terms of how you use toilet paper! You make your way through learning about animal poo via a wombat character appearing on signs throughout. At the end, you can “flush” yourself down a giant toilet/slide!