|His present of a model military vehicle|
|Jake feeding the cassowary|
Hartleys was about twenty minutes drive south of Port Douglas and we wanted to be there by 9.30 am for the cassowary feeding so we headed off before 9 am. The cassowary are fed a mixture of large pieces of fruit and vegetables with a calcium powder. All three children soon gained confidence to feed the cassowary through the fence. We then went to see the turtles and some of the crocodiles.
Hartleys also has a commercial crocodile farm operating so we went on a farm tour to have the operation explained to us. Hard to believe
that $75,000 worth of goods can be made from the skin of one crocodile.
We then went to a crocodile show - the staff certainly know how to entertain. This was very well done. Next was the snake encounter. Tim
|Tim & Zoe take it all in|
Now it was time for Jake to have his special photo taken with his birthday money. He chose to have a snake and the photo turned out really
|Venomous snake demo|
etc. The last visit of the day was to the koala enclosure - they never loose their appeal.
|Just want Jake wanted for his birthday|