Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Welcome Luk Chai !

Murray made a special lasagna to welcome his Mom and Dad to our flat last weekend

On Saturday we made our way to zoo - so lovely that you can see Sydney across the harbour!

At the we saw who we went to see - Luk Chai! The new baby elephant at Taronga

Thong Dee and her baby boy Luk Chai (his name means 'male child' or 'son' in Thai)

They have this thing at the zoo where you can stay in fancy tents for the night - that would be fun! amazing view of the harbour bridge as well!

We also went to the bird show - with MORE amazing views - I just never get sick of it - so gorgeous

Cute little hugging monkeys

Murray & his Mom & his really big camera :)

This leopard seal was super curious

We then went back to see Luk Chai one more time - his mother was very protective and made him stay close under her legs most of the time

Hey Mom! Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

Luk Chai is the first baby elephant to be born in Australia on the 4th of July!

His mother was a street elephant in Thailand before being brought to Australia

We watched Luk Chai's birth on the tv show called 'The Zoo' - very cool! She is a good mother & kept him nice & close in the enclosure.

He isn't very good at using his little trunk yet though (cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!)

On the way out we stopped by to see the koalas as well!

They were actually awake & moving around!

Getting a little sun

Just a bit tired - after wedging himself in the tree - amazing that they can just sleep wedged in like that!!

Shame this is sideways - but Murray was lucky to catch this koala leaping between trees - wow - we've never seen that before!

Sunday was a nice day - cool, but sunny - so we made our way down to Manly. That's me, Murray, Lyn & Peter

We had some LOVELY fish & chips down at the Corso, walked all over the place to enjoy the beautiful day, and that evening had a fabulous Indian meal in Manly. Such a nice weekend:)


  1. WOW... the leaping Kouala - great footage!

    Have to agree; Luk Chai is sooooo cute!

  2. Gorgeous baby elephant!
    Good to see the Australian winters are as nice as ever!