Day Two of our adventure dawned cold and misty.
We were off very early for a 7am walk behind the scenes at the Western Plains Zoo. Two hours of walking, led by volunteers, had us regaled with all manner of information on gibbons and hippos and giraffes and rhinos. Like the difference between black and white rhinos (upper lips, herd vs solitary animals) and the absolutely horrendous number killed for their horns. (Listen up Chinese. Consuming their horns will not give you better sex or bigger erections. Fantasise in your mind, that’ll give you better sex. )
And just look at the skill of the giraffe’s tongue. (Join the dots for a better way to have better sex than killing rhinos for their horn. And it doesn’t involve the carrot the giraffe is eating.)
Did you know gibbons mate for life. There’s a pair at the zoo. The female cannot produce young but as they mate for life, the zoo can’t pair the male with another female. I wonder if they’re sentient enough to fret at being childless?
After our tour, we hopped on the bikes and did the 6 kilometre circuit, with lots of side paths.
But that wasn’t the end of the day. The students performed in the rotunda at Dubbo before the trek north past the Warumbungles to Baradine.