We arrived at the zoo and got shunted onto a cable car that took us up top. This turned out to be great, because all the walking in the zoo, pretty much, was downhill.
|Euro-Sheila, until they Brexit.|
Like everything in Australia so far, the zoo was very well run. Tidy and organized.
They even put up some impressive tourist scenery.
I couldn't wait to see some of the native animals, so I pointed the camera over my shoulder and fired away as we walked.
|Sydney Harbor from the Taronga Zoo|
|Which way to the Koala roast??!|
|This mysterious creature is a tree kangaroo (latin name Alf).|
The Wild Ropes attraction lets kids stretch their boundaries in a safe way.
You can get right up to some of the wildlife - and it can get right up to you, I suppose.
|One Duck to go... send me the bill.|
One that I really liked was the tiny gliding mouse. Amazing the way these little guys could get around. There was no point in trying for a picture - they were too fast.
Finally we got to the good part - the prototypical Aussie animals (not the ones in stadiums, the other ones).
And there he was, living it up in the crook of a tree, Koala-y McKoalaface!
It's a good thing Koalas are cute to humans, because all they ever do is lie around and sleep and pose for stuffed toy designs.
They had a bunch of animals in together. I found the sight of the big bird emu-ving.
The kangaroos were really awesome. Not as big as I'd been brought up to believe, and none had boxing gloves on. And they didn't hop for shit.
Joeys roll over. I caught this one in the act.
There are tons of scenic photos to come - or should I just skip to the part where we go and play the pokies?