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Little dog with a BIG dog personality

Little dog with a BIG dog personality

Did someone say PUPPIES????? It’s not every day you get the chance to spend a full working day playing, feeding, cleaning, hugging and squeezing adorable little animals until your heart’s content.

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King of the Jungle!

Lions and Tiger and Bears..and Butterflies. Oh My!

Ben Upton’s review of his trip to the Zoo. After working over Xmas, I felt it was time for a well-earned break. In late January, I decided to take a short trip down to Bendigo to see some family with my wife. How can you go to Victoria though, without spending some time in Melbourne. [...]

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Mum & Dad

Cruise to the Zoo – with the Gleeson Crew.

Recently my mum and dad came to visit from Tassie. Cue the two-headed, inbred jokes – it’s better to get them out of your system before we go any further. Done? Good, let’s get on with it then…

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Meet-a-Cheetah

What’s it like to meet the world’s fastest land mammal, able to reach speeds over 100km? How would you feel about patting and playing with one of these terrifying hunters?

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A Rousing Greeting

Huskies, Huskies, Huskies!

Let it be said. My Husband is a lucky man. Last year for his birthday we went Husky Dog Sledding in the Hunter Valley (as he’s a huuuuge dog lover) and of course he wasn’t going without me! We turned up bright and early to the property in Belford to a rousing chorus of excited [...]

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Kristie and Clara. Aww...

The difference between cats and dogs

They both come with four legs, sport fur and have found a cosy place in the hearts of humans… BUT some people are still only cat people and some love dogs best. Five RedBallooners volunteer at a cat and dog rescue shelter and discover that despite their differences, cats and dogs share the need for something very special.

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Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog Has Its Day

Yesterday I had the day off work, so I made the 60km trek from my home on the Northern Beaches to Box Hill. Why I hear you ask? Well that’s where the Staffy Rescue Dog Shelter is located! At RedBalloon each employee gets one day off each year to go and volunteer for a charity [...]

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It’s a dog’s life after all

It’s a dog’s life after all

Feeling inspired after watching Marley and Me on the weekend, and intrigued that puppies like to eat mangos – yes, turns out it’s true – I decided to put together a snapshot of life with a puppy. Here at RedBalloon we are a bunch of dog-lovers, many of us have dogs, or have contemplated taking [...]

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We all need to come up for air from time to time and our large friends are no different.

Whales…they’re quite like us!

I recently experienced my first ever whale watching tour. This close encounter with the ‘large’ kind got me thinking…are we really that different? With the help of my friend Google I discovered that humans and whales have a great deal in common.

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Oh yeah baby

Pat a Cheetah? Why not?

Being a tragic National Geographic Nerd when I was a kid, and going through phases of being a zoologist as well as a marine biologist- I’ve always wanted to have a hands on experience with animals. The Pet a Cheetah experience was my chance to fulfill the inner geek and get up close and personal [...]

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