Kakadu National Park in Australia

Yesterday I received a postcard of Kakadu from Phillipa, Australia, via private swap. And lovely koala stamp.

Thank you.

This is one of my favorite type of postcard to receive, as it’s a national park as well as an UNESCO  Word Hertitage Site. And I really love the stunning view with green color.

Kakadu is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171km southeast of Darwin. It’s the size of  Slovenia(Wow) and the Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive Uranium mines in the world, is contained within the park.

The name Kakadu comes from the mispronunciation of ‘Gagadju’ which is the name of an Aboriginal language spoken in the northern part of the Park.

I don’t realize its danger untill Phillipa told me that there are many saltwater crocodiles. Then I remembered the TV program Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls once explored his advanture in Northern Territory of Australia, where he said it’s one of the most dangerous places in world. He encoutered many many freshwater crocodiles there. And it’s Kakadu! Actually there are two species of crocodile occur in Kakadu: the Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstonii) and the Estuarine, or Saltwater Crocodile (C. porosus). Both of them are protected by law.

That’s Kakadu, danger hides under its gorgeous outside.

4 responses to this post.

  1. 这篇写的不错呵呵
    话说你这记忆力真不错啊,能记得这么清楚呢?

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  2. 忘记注明了,部分资料取材wiki

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  3. 不过记得清楚也是正常的,每一集都超级紧张刺激

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  4. If people prefer real adventure I would suggest kakadu tours adventure. As mentioned above crocodiles will give you a warm welcome. (It’s never been mentioned) Just kidding. Kakadu has this wonderful view that surely everyone would love. The Jim Jim Waterfall is very enticing. Get a free massage under it.

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