Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ABC Wednesdays _ A for Albino Kangaroo

Albino kangaroos are quite rare, and apparently very few survive in the wild. I photographed this albino kangaroo at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary near Mylor in the Adelaide Hills.

I first visited Warrawong a couple of years ago when I dined in the restaurant and then went on a nocturnal guided tour. I have returned several times since during the day; there is free entry between 9am and 4pm daily.

The ABC Wednesday meme was initiated by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

I am back for round 6 of ABC Wednesdays, having had a break during round 5. I look forward to renewing acquaintances with 'old' ABC Wednesday bloggers and meeting 'new' ones.

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great capture, Gordon! Love kangaroos, but needless to say I've never seen an albino one! What a beautiful little guy! Glad to see you back! Hope the rest of your week goes well!

Sylvia

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great capture, my first ever at seeing an albino kangaroo.

Maya said...

I didn't realize that they don't have a good survival rate in the wild. I've only seen them in captivity as well. He is cute.

Leif Hagen said...

That's a great shot of that "lazy", fluffy, white kangaroo! Someday I'll see a live kangaroo in Australia!

photowannabe said...

Very original post for the letter A. Nice photo too.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely shot of the albino kangaroo. I have been to Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary a couple of times, during my visits to my son and his family, who live in the Adelaide Hills. I enjoyed it very much but didn't see that particular kangaroo.

RuneE said...

Nice one!
I admit that I at first thought it was a sheep, but the I read the text and looked closer. You have thought me something new - thank you :-)

Magistic Cruises said...

Amazing picture of Albino Kangaroo. Thank you for sharing with us. This is the first time I am seeing whit color one.

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Roger Owen Green said...

I certainly knew that there can be albinos of all variety of animal, but I'd never seen a kangaroo, or even considered that thee might be one. Learn something new.

As a new part of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you. welcome back to the club!

angelcel said...

Nice shot - I like the sleepy eyes and luscious eyelashes! )

(Been looking down through your blog - great action shots). :)

Tumblewords: said...

I'd never thought about an albino kangaroo. Amazing animal and superb photo!

Jay said...

Albino animals are quite cute, aren't they? And this one has ridiculously long eyelashes!

I know they don't do well in the wild, though, any more than birds with the wrong colour feathers. Sometimes our blackbirds have a few white ones, and they often get mobbed by the other birds.

Monika said...

wow that looks super cute this is the first time i am seeing a white one

AB said...

A handsome chap!

Ann said...

was watching the cycling last night, and thinking of you taking photos in the heat.

Your brought plenty of ice?

Tomorrow I take my son and sis's kid for the second time to Dream world. Oh the heat!!!!

Two days ago, I was sitting under the shade but still in the heat for 7 hours at Wet N Wild.

Do you come up to the Gold Coast?

Gordon said...

Ann - It was hot, but ours is a clear, dry heat; much more pleasant than the humid weather they get on the Gold Coast this time of year. We watched the race from under a shady tree in the country. It was actually quite pleasant as ther was a breeze.

I haven't been to the Gold Coast fro quite some time; maybe again in the next couple of years.