Ceecee’s main goal on our trip to Cairns was to see and hold a koala, and in the cafe we found this little sweetie:
The zoo has a strict policy that koalas may only work (eg, hang out in the cafe and pose for photos) half an hour a day for no more than two consecutive days at any point. Obviously this punishing schedule does take it out of them:
I think Ceecee was quite disappointed the koala didn’t pee on her, as we’d told her they often to that to tourists.
My main goal at the zoo was to see the crocodiles. I find crocodiles fascinating in that killing-machine, dinosaur-DNA, please-don’t-let-them-eat-me kind of way. Look, they’re hanging out and smiling!
I particularly love it when the crocodile lies there with his mouth open, waiting for something to hop or slither in there:
See? Nothing to be frightened of there.
It was a very hot day, so the kangaroos lounged:
It was actually quite sad to see the kids running around trying to feed the kangaroos, and the ‘roos just going ‘nah, too hot’. Prima donna kangaroos.
I saw a cassowary!
SUCH strange creatures.
Also there was a red panda:
and after we all died of the cute we had lunch and were revived.