Video: The One Where the Crazy Woman Visits Kangaroos at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

I was shopping in a store this past week and I heard a little girl around 4-years-old loudly tell her mother, “Mommy that lady’s hair is really red!”  I turned to the little girl and told her, “You’re right! It’s really red!”  I don’t even notice how red my hair is anymore because I kind of live in a little bubble and do as I like because I don’t really care what other people think.  Some might call that being oblivious, while I like to think that there’s too many other things I can worry about in this world, right?

Anyone who knows me knows I love animals.  I’m the one who calls to the random stray cat whenever I travel, despite knowing it’s probably covered in fleas.  I’m the one who will call wildly to cows in a field hoping they’ll come say, “hi.”  I don’t do this quietly so people all around notice and I might be making a fool out of myself, but again – I don’t care.

On my recent visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary recently, I had no idea the sheer number of animals I would encounter and how they would outnumber humans so easily.  I also didn’t anticipate that the kangaroos on their hind legs would be as tall, if not taller, than me.  Video was shot with a GoPro camera and only a few seconds of iPhone 6 video. You’ll see in this video not only kangaroos and Tasmanian devils, but you’ll witness how my voice will continue to go up octaves as I get nervous and how laughter truly is my coping mechanism.

But don’t focus on that.  Focus on the animals and all of the great work Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is doing to help them.  Then afterwards you can go ahead and laugh at me.  It’s ok — I can handle it!  I’m still wondering how I didn’t try to take that cute koala home with me.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania 7030
Phone: 03 6268 1184
Admission: $25 for adults, $11 for children 4-15, Free for children 3 and under.
Families (2 adults, 2 children): $65

*While GrayLine Australia provided me with a complimentary Hobart’s Premier Tour (787) that included admission to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, all opinions and photographs are my own.*