Today is Australia Day and a very special day at Austin Zoo! Our staff and our animals have been working hard to help Australia. Today, Austin Zoo, kicks off a month long campaign to raise funds for Australia and you can help us! Join Sky, our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo you see here with his Australian flag, as we celebrate Australia. We have Zookeeper talks scheduled throughout the day, some featuring our Australian animals. Let's send Australia a message of hope! Today's schedule:
10:30 North American Black Bears
12:00 Emus - in our hoofstock area
12:30 Tortoises 1:00 Blue-tongued skink/bearded dragon - Discovery Ctr. 2:00 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo near our Tiger habitat
In our Gift Shop you will find carved Emu eggs, specialty Australian stickers created by one of our Zookeepers, original water color art masterfully painted by our Emus and Emu feather art. All proceeds from the sale of these items will go directly to Australia.
Countries where Queen Elizabeth II can be Charged with a Crime "Elizabeth II is queen of 16 countries. In each of these countries, she as sovereign is immune from any civil or criminal liability. In a further 175 countries, she is immune from prosecution under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. All but one of her realms are parties to that convention, and so in those 15 realms she is doubly immune. That is to say, even if one realm were to decide that she is no longer immune as sovereign, she would still be immune in her capacity as sovereign of 14 other signatories to the Convention. The one exception here is the Solomon Islands, of which she is queen, which has not signed the Convention. There are three other UN members which have not signed: Palau, South Sudan, and Vanuatu. Of the non-UN members generally recognized as sovereign (the Holy See, Kosovo, Palestine, and Taiwan), all but Kosovo have signed. I only realized that after making this; Kosovo should in fact be colored green as well. I would delete and resubmit, but someone's already commented here, and I hate killing threads that way." #map#world#country#geography#earth#history#economy#uk#london#england#royalfamily#queenelizabeth#queen#king#royal#crime#prison#jail#law#commonwealth#british#english#canada#australia#newzealand#immunity#protection#empire#monarch
My mother and I have always been big koala fans (and wombats). We have travelled to Australia several times so watching the devastation caused by climate change has been sad. I bought this wonderful drawing by @kieferngruen and it’s now in my mother’s home next to an old plush koala she received from her grandmother when the latter moved to Australia. 100 % of the profits were be donated to @wildlifevictoria
As evening settles in each night, the flying foxes (fruit bats) leave their roosting trees en mass to search out the nectar, polen and fruits that grow in the area. These types of bats do not use sonar, but rather rely on sight, sound and smell.
~January 26, 1788~
The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day.
Happy Australia Day! 🇸🇪❤️🇦🇺
Min köksklocka på Melbourne-tid visar att de nu har den 27:e Down Under. Vi kör dock enligt kalendern här hemma och firar idag med en Pavlova som fått lite slagsida. #australia#australiaday#pavlova
Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie friends 🇦🇺 ❤️
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Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie friends 🇦🇺 ❤️
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australia day 🇦🇺
a few snaps of my favourite moments exploring the southwest coastline/rottnest island on my most recent trip to aus 🌞
beach hopping, wave watching, searching out calm waters, paddleboarding, experiencing the most beautiful sunrises, surfing ish ‘watch out for sharks’ first attempt at free diving! snorkelling rottnest island, whale watching 🐋
beautiful memories made.. adventures like these really do open your mind & fill your soul with so much happiness! 💙
so sad to see the bush fire crisis that’s happening at the moment, so very tragic 💔
who else has had the pleasure of enjoying this fascinating country?/can share any beautiful paddle boarding spots?🌻
happy paddling 💜
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Decorreu durante a ultima semana o Tour Down Under, prova australiana que é a primeira da temporada no que respeita ao World Tour. Esta contou com nomes fortes como Caleb Ewan, Sam Bennett ou Richie Porte.
Link na bio para ver a análise da prova australiana!
Много ме мъчи часовата разлика и все не успявам да се стопля, но знам, че и това ще премине. Радвам се да видя децата, а това ще пребори всичко. Този път ми беше много мъчно за тях, толкова мъчно, че си говорихме догодина да ги вземем на нашето дълго пътуване. Когато Велизар беше на 3 месеца, все още неопитни родители, пътувахме с него из страната, а после той се разболя толкова сериозно, че лежа в болница цяла седмица. Оттогава ме мъчи страх, че пътуванията са свързани с риск (неоснователно предполагам). Обикновено пътуваме заедно до близки европейски дестинации, но смятам, че трябва да спрем да се ограничаваме. Вие как пътувате?