Melbourne Zoo – Some very active Animals on display

So as part of my family holiday we visited Melbourne Zoo, now it was by far not the biggest nor had the most animals but it was probably the best zoo experience I have had, almost all of the animals were up and about including pretty much all the big draw card animals you can think of when you think about going to a zoo. I was very impressed, the enclosures were large, the views of the animals were great I mean in all but 3 or 4 exhibits you didn’t have to spend 2 minutes finding the animals they were right there in front of you piratically saying hello.

Check out our short video of the lion this big cat was just a couple of metres from the glass and my little 3 yr old girl walked right up to the glass to get a good look, it may as well have been a kitten at the pet store as far as she was concened

Another of the big cats were up and about as well with the tiger pacing back and forth along the edge of its enclosure before going for a big wander to the other side. This is one of two tigers, the other in a different part of the zoo.

Some of the other animals on display included a pigmi hippo, plenty of different types of primates from chimps, gorilla and baboons. Other animals included an elephant, near the back of its enclosure pacing, 3 giraffes which we got a great view of and some zebras which were near the back of there exhibit looking like they wanted to get it to say hi to the giraffes. I also caught an active snake as we walked by which was pretty cool as most of the times at zoos they are just laying there still. As mentioned above I thought Melbourne Zoo was great and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Melbourne or even if you live there if you haven’t been for a while go back and check it out.

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Weekly Wrap 22nd April 2018

A more up beat week over the last 7 days, a few shares from my holiday last weekend (more to come next week). The first was my footy footage of the Hawks V Melbourne

A great game to watch all be it freezing cold, even Iron Man made and appearance to promote an  Avengers event in Melbourne. Throughout the rest of the week to be honest I lazed around trying to relax and enjoy the the rest of my holidays from work which didn’t quite go to plan with plenty of house work needing to be done.

I also shared with you all footage from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium a place my girls aged 6 and 3 loved there was so many different marine animals to see and the tanks were fantastic you got a great view of most of them, Laila my eldest loved the penguins but there were plenty of other fish to see

 

We would love for you to subscribe to our you tube channel, Kieran got a hair cut and showed us his new do he was also quite excited when his team Geelong got up over Port Adelaide 

Something we didn’t discuss here on the Mates Madness website but was a pretty big effort in sport (shared on our twitter account) was Oakland A’s left handed pitching pitching the first no hitter of the 2018 MLB season and the first for the Boston no hit game for the Boston Red Sox since Aprill 22 1993 25 years ago.

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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

My girls loved Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium it is great for all ages. My eldest Laila loved watching the penguins swim, she watched them dart around the water for ages, the penguins also had a land/ice area where they could waddle around. Check out the footage below.

Penguins playing and swimming Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium darting around the water and waddling through the ice

My younger daughter Scarlett loved watching the turtles swim around, this had a lot to do with the fact we have a turtle here at home (Ninja). In the video below you can see the turtles from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium swimming around, you also get to see there crocodile lazying about.

The Sea Life Croc lazing about and the Turtles swimming around (separate enclosures of course)

The first tank/Aquarium you see when you walk in Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is the Bay of Rays, the rays get right up to the glass and the surface, the glass is only about 1.5m high so if it wasn’t for the no touching the animals rule you could easily reach out and touch them. Check them out.

 

Check out the rays at the Melbourne Aquarium from my visit to Sea Life Melbourne. Plenty of fish swimming around in the background and the rays get right up to the glass

The major focal point of Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is what is know as Mermaid Garden. a 2.2 million litre Oceanarium you walk through perspex roofed  tunnels into a large centre room where you are surrounded by the tank all you need to do is stand there as huge stingrays, massive sharks and hundreds of multi-coloured marine creatures swim by.

Sharks, rays and plenty of fish 10 mins of fish from different sections of the venue, you get to walk through tunnels where the roof is clear perspex and sharks swim directly above you at times you feel like you could almost reach out and touch them

One last video to share with you from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, the cuttlefish, check out the colour changes in the fish similar to what looks like a pulse

Cuttlefish at Sea Life Melbourne watch the colour change, its pretty cool

While we were there we also took in a 4D movie based around the characters from the movie Ice Age, a great experience, we also found Nemo, seen some eels, starfish, seahorses and heaps of coral.

I am sure next time we are back in Melbourne as a family we will go back there, the girls loved it, its easy to get to great to get around and right in the city so super easy to plan the rest of your day from should you not spend all day there.

Have you been to Sea Life or another aquarium would love to get your thoughts

Cheers

Matt

Afternoon at the MCG Hawthorn V Melbourne

So on the Sunday of my family holiday I went to the MCG to check watch the Hawks play the Demons, I was pretty excited I don’t get to see Hawthorn in Melbourne very often so I was really hoping for a win for the Hawks. The weather was not great and I had on only my Hawks media polo from a few years ago so with it only being about 17 degrees and raining on and off I was getting pretty cold. Check out the jacket I brought below (not my best selfie effort) maybe I could smile or something…

I had a great view of the game on the wing almost directly in line with the centre circle, throughout the game I took a whole bunch of video as well check out the merged video footage

My Hawthorn v Melbourne footage MCG 15 April 2018, big win by the Hawks over the Demons

I tried to capture a few goals and some centre clearances, being a Hawks fan I focused way more on when they had the ball. Forgive my poor footage at times I got distracted watching the game sorry…

I found it great to watch Tom Mitchell live, he didn’t have his best game but he works hard always running and getting very few cheap possessions. Melbourne paid him very close attention and the stoppages with Jones almost glued to him yet he was still the leading clearance getting for the game. I reckon he has a great shot to win a Brownlow over the next 2-4 years if he stays injury free. He does need to work on his disposal a little more, he doesn’t quite have the elite kicking skills of some of the more recent great Hawthorn midfielders.

Roughy started slow but got into the game as it went on and we are finally starting to see dividends into the Hawks recruitment of Jaeger O’Meara if he can stay injury free they have a pretty impressive midfield.

NBL Grand Final Series Game 5 Melbourne vs Adelaide

Hey

everyone with the final game of the five match series in the NBL grand final series being done I thought I would talk about it

With it going to the fifth match of the series and Adelaide having not beaten Melbourne at all in Melbourne this season they were looking for there first ever win in Melbourne for the season and hopefully winning the Championship but they were unsuccessful and lost to Melbourne 100-82

Melbourne leaders in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals

Melbourne most points by players
1 C. Goulding 23
2 C. ware 23
3 C. Prather 19
4 T. Wesley 14
5 J. Boone 10

Melbourne total Rebounds
1  J. Boone 12
2 C. Prather 11
3 T. Wesley 9
4 D. Barlow 5
5 C. Goulding 4

Melbourne Assists
1 T. Wesley 3
2 C. Ware 2
3 P. Hooley 2
4 C. Goulding 1
5 C. Prather 1

Melbourne Blocks
1 C. Prather 1
2 No-one
3 No-one
4 No-one
5 No-one

Melbourne Steals
1 C. Prather 4
2 T. Wesley 2
3 C. Goulding 1
4 C. Ware 1
5 No-one

Adelaide leaders in points, rebounds,assists,blocks and steals

Adelaide most points by players
1 S. Shorter 20
2 D. Johnson 17
3 M. Creek 15
4 A. Drmic 10
5 R.Moore 10

Adelaide total rebounds
1 M. Creek 10
2 N. Sobey 9
3 D. Johnson 8
4 S. Shorter 4
5 A. Drmic 3

Adelaide Assists
1 R. Moore 7
2 N. Sobey 3
3 S. Shorter 3
4 D. Johnson 2
5 M. Creek 1

Adelaide Blocks
1 D. Johnson 1
2 R.Moore 1
3 S.shorter 1
4 No-one
5 No-one

Adelaide Steals
1 S. Shorter 2
2 M. Creek 1
3 N. Sobey 1
4 No-one
5 No-one

If you would like to watch the highlights from the game you can below

thanks for reading if you have any highlights from any sports event or any event in general i would like to hear from you in the comments
anyway im looking forward to speaking to you guys later

cheers Kieran