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...GET GUMMED BY
A WHITE RHINO?
Ever wonder what the inside of a rhino’s
mouth might feel like? Yeah OK, gross
question. Still, you’ll learn the answer
on your next visit to Perth Zoo. Unlike
the normal zoo experience of dragging
the kids from one cage to the next, Perth
Zoo’s Eye to Eye Encounters lets visitors
get up close and personal with some
of its most popular animals. You can
climb to the zoo roof to toss corn to the
orangutans, hold a Queensland carpet
python, pat a Galapagos tortoise, or
watch an African elephant spray paint
to spectacular, albeit messy, effect.
Perth Guide experienced all of these
recently, and reckons the most incredible
encounter was feeding the resident father
and son Southern White Rhinoceros, who
loved nothing more than slurping juicy stalks
of celery from the brave hands of us wannabe
zookeepers. It only sounds dangerous: the rhinos’
teeth are set so far back behind their lips that
there’s no chance of getting accidentally bitten. The
magnificent size of the animals up close makes this a truly
Need to Know
• White Rhinoceros aren’t white at all. Their name comes
from the Afrikaans word ‘weit’ meaning ‘wide’, which was
used to describe this species’ unique lip.
• All Eye to Eye Encounters experiences include a general
admission pass to the zoo.
• Visit perthzoo.wa.gov.au for more information.
...STRAP YOURSELF INSIDE A GIANT BUBBLE?
Ever seen Bubble Boy, that Jake Gyllenhaal film where he gets about in a human-sized
bubble? We’re guessing the inventors of Bubble Soccer did, too. The Norwegian import
involves encasing yourself in a massive bubble, then attempting to run and kick a soccer
ball. The insane sport has got to be seen to believed: check out YouTube for some
hilarious videos. But it’s not just the stuff of indie films or viral clips: you can rent out the
equipment for Bubble Soccer right here in Perth. Played just like traditional soccer, it’s
a completely safe contact sport and a ridiculous amount of fun.
Need to Know
• Go on a cooler day and make sure you hydrate
– it gets hot in there. In the words of one Bubble
Soccer fan, “you become a super sweaty hotdog
in a roll before you know it!”
• Avoid wearing singlets – you get strapped in
across your shoulders.
• Knocked over? It happens. The best way to stop
looking like an overturned turtle is to roll back onto
your knees and stand up in a lunging motion.
• Contact Bubble Soccer Perth 0403 045 114,
bubblesoccerperth.com for more information.
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