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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

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Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

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The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Royal Melbourne Zoo – The Oldest Zoological Garden in Australia

It is a well known fact that, due to the diversity of climates across the globe, different species, be it animal or plant, thrive in different corners of the earth. For instance, while the African continent and the Tasmanian state are popular for safaris to observe animals species such as elephants, giraffes and cheetahs in the wild, one cannot, and does not, expect the same in a country or continent with a cooler climate such as Greenland or Antarctica. The ability to view such species is then restricted to what one can read in books or witness in movies. However, with the advent of zoos, generations today are able to witness such species from across the globe in one common space. For those staying in Melbourne accommodation apartments, the Royal Melbourne zoo is one such example.

Located a mere ten minute drive away from Oaks on William, the Zoo is known by a multitude of names but is most popularly called the Melbourne Zoo. Home to over three hundred and twenty species from the across the world, the zoo spans over four kilometres. The oldest zoo in Australia, the Melbourne Zoo was open in 1862 for the express purpose of providing animals that had made a long sea trip to Australia from England the opportunity to acclimatise to the new climate and natural surroundings. However, in a few years, the zoo began to publicly display the animals and has now, in the 21st century, grown to be a large zoological garden.

The Melbourne Zoo has a number of exhibits. One such exhibit is ‘Trails of the Elephants’ which features five elephants from Asia, and another is the Butterfly House that is home to a number of tropical butterfly species. The Asian Rainforest exhibit is home to Sumatran Tigers, Asian birds and otters while the Orangutan Sanctuary is called home by two families of Orangutans. Other exhibits include the Reptile House, the African Rainforest and the Lion Park, all of which are designed to provide a patron exposure to as many species as possible.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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