My Mom and I are going to the Atlanta Zoo today, and in investigating the map, I saw that they feature a little section called the Outback Hitching Post or some such, where they have kangaroos, cassowaries, and kookaburras.
I was reminded of the trip that Partner-in-Crime and I took when I first arrived. On our way to the Blue Mountains, we stopped at the Featherdale Wildlife Park to get our first sightings of kangaroos and various other Australian animals. Featherdale is an open air park where many of the animals (the friendly ones, who are not possessed with large teeth, spikes, or venom) roam free. In fact, the photo to your left of me with my lounging kangaroo friend is from this trip.
So, without further ado, a few of the wild and wonderful animals of Australia:
Wombat. If you can look at this guy without your heart melting a little, I have some suspicions about whether you scowl at puppies and take lollipops from babies.
Back to the cute guys …
Cassowary. I love this sassy bird! Please feel free to write your own caption for what it is saying.
And finally, the Tasmanian Devil. He was so funny, just running around in a circle in his cage. Running. Running. Running. … It’s busy work being a Tasmanian Devil.