It was the Fathers’ Day in Australia when we took off to Taronga Zoo, bright and early. We drove to the city and took a ferry from Circular Quay.
Of course, there were koalas:
Pffft. Old news. They seem to like staying in that curled position. Saw countless of koalas like that (koalas here, koalas there, sleeping koalas everywhere).
There were some lovely giraffes:
They had had to grow some pretty long necks to get a better view behind those trees there.
There was a baby chimp
and a baby elephant (Luk Chai)
who is a bit of a celebrity.
We were there right on time to catch both the seal and the bird show. It’s amazing how the animals can be trained — especially the seal show was very funny!
OK then, the animal I came all this way (15,000 km/9,400 mi) for: the kangaroo. Did I get to see them this time? Yes. Well, sorta.
It must’ve been a bit too hot for them to be jumping around. On the way out of the zoo we went by the enclosure one more time:
Is that kangaroo trying to tell me something…?
Then it was time to head back. This time we took the Sky Safari cable cars down to the wharf.