Monday, December 14, 2009


What is winter like in Australia? Can you tame kangaroos and keep them as pets?

From Prairie Boutique

It depends on where you live!
Winter is of course, not over Christmas. In South Australia, winter is rainy/rainyer than usual, and anywhere from 5 to 20 degrees Celcius. In Queensland, it is anywhere between 15 and 25 degrees celcius, and dry, rather than wet. Queensland and the Northern Territory has two main seasons- the wet season and the dry season. The wet season is during summer, and it's wet and humid and hot. So a great time to travel to Queensland is in June and July! The Northern Territory and Alice Springs can be 30 degrees in 'winter'. In Tasmania, it is colder, from about 0-10 degrees I believe, and it can snow a bit, in the mountains (it can also snow in the mountains in New South Wales and Victoria. It doesn't tend to snow in places where people live).

You can tame kangaroos yes, but they won't ever be exactly like a dog or cat. People don't tend to have them as housepets. My aunt has 'tamed' a few by feeding them, and she can pat most of them. Some come when they're called. They roam around her land.

1 comment:

  1. We went to Tasmania in winter this year (June) and it was not too cold, about the same as here :-)
    We also went to a wildlife park and fed the kangaroos, some of them are so big they are quite intimidating, especially when they grabbed our hands to eat the grains :-)


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