We did a quick walk to the top of wangi …

We did a quick walk to the top of wangi …
Litchfield to Berry Springs, Australia

Litchfield to Berry Springs, Australia


We did a quick walk to the top of Wangi Falls before leaving Litchfield National Park. There were other things to see but again, we would need a 4WD. Our first stop was Berry Springs – a thermal waterfall with hot spring pools. We didn’t stay long as the Territory Wildlife Park was next door. It had animals, birds and fish that are found in the ‘Top End’ of Australia. It was interesting seeing the fruit bats hanging upside down. A guide was holding one as it munched on fruit and spat out the flesh after sucking the juices (so that they remaining light enough to fly). After several bits of fruit, it grabbed onto the ranger, turned itself the right way up and had a pee! We had a go at holding a carpet snake – even I held it this time! Best of all was the Buzzard and the Osprey – two young birds that were being trained. The buzzard walked like a baby with a nappy between its legs. Everytime it saw a black kite (a type of scavenging bird) it would scream and cry (they take his food so he hates them)! Only ten months old and loved being touched by its trainer – very affectionate. The osprey also had a character of its own, disobeying its trainers’ instructions to dive for its food. They were very cute birds…


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