20 May 2014
Amidst a busy world tour and his role as a new dad, Michael Buble managed to squeeze in a day trip to Australia Zoo for Mother's Day! Joined by his wife, Argentinean model and actress Luisana Lopilato, as well as his parents and young son - Buble enjoyed some quality family time at the zoo.
Greeted by our loveable rhino DJ, the family enjoyed giving him some quick back rubs before jetting off to meet our lemurs and giraffes. New mum Luisana met mothers to be, Sally and Penny the giraffes, who are both expecting their first babies in the next few months! With a gestation period of 15 - 18 months, it is safe to say that our giraffes are eager to become mothers themselves.
However, it was our koalas that bought a real smile to the Bubles' faces! The family enjoyed a cuddle with April the koala as well as meeting our kangaroos, a wombat, an echidna, a python and a macaw.
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital was also a treat for Team Buble, who enjoyed seeing where injured native wildlife can be treated by our round-the-clock vet staff. The group took a tour of the hospital including the koala "rainforest", where they could see infant koalas that are being rehabilitated for release back into the wild.
Michael was so impressed with his visit to Australia Zoo that he even gave it a special mention during his Brisbane Entertainment Centre show last week.
While Michael and Luisana enjoyed a low-key, relaxing family day out - many other families were keen to enjoy the Mother's Day activities on offer! With a bunch of games and prizes galore, families enjoyed a quality day out with our wildlife.
There's plenty more special events happening at Australia Zoo in the next few weeks - with brave guests invited to spend three minutes in bed with a python to win a queen bed on the Queen's Birthday holiday! Meanwhile, Australia Zoo will play host to Jane Goodall in a special event hosted by Ray Martin on Sunday June 9. Check out all our upcoming events here: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/visit-us/calendar/
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