250 years after Captain Cook first encountered a Kangaroo: Exploring Australia’s native Wildlife – the deadly and the cuddly

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00 to 12:45
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The moment two centuries ago when Captain Cook and his crew first saw a kangaroo could well have been one of the strangest sightings on a voyage that had been full of ‘firsts’. The scientist Joseph Banks recorded the encounter of the animal “…something less than a greyhound, of a mouse colour, very slender made and swift of foot”, which the artist Sydney Parkinson captured in a sketch.
With over 30 years of travelling throughout Australia, Elizabeth has been up close with many of the unique native creatures of this vast continent. From Wombats in Tasmania; Albino Wallabies of Bruny Island; Humpback Whales in the Kimberley and the phenomenal birdlife found up at Cape York, she will cover the phenomenal range of wildlife encounters that await on every voyage with Coral Expeditions.


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