The top sign is just a speed bump sign. It is regularly vandalized to look like cassowary roadkill
Cassowary. The third largest bird in the world. Fun facts: Cannot walk backwards Leaves the children with the males 18 million years old (the species, not this particular bird)
A brush turkey. These are like pigeons in Australia – they just wander around and eat scraps. I was tempted to call them “Australian Pigeons” but it turns out Australia also has regular pigeons.
Crocodile – this one is named Scarface
A snake-necked turtle. The turtle itself is born without a head and forms a symbiotic relationship with a snake in order to get food. Of course that’s not true. It’s just a weird looking turtle. It walked into a bar and the bartender said “why the long face?” Ok, I’m done.
One of a few big snakes we saw at the Turanga zoo. Many of the snakes liked to slither right up against the glass. That’s proper behavior for a zoo animal that the koala and tree kangaroo would be wise to learn.
A tree kangaroo butt
A pelican. Free roam of the park, evidently. Not sure how they keep it there.
Koala. It turns out they’re blurrier and more distant in real life than those charlatans at National Geographic would have you believe.
Kangaroos express a lot with their faces and posture. This one is saying “Stop following me with that camera.”
An emu This bird can lift a bus with it’s beak. Just kidding, of course it can’t do that. Don’t be stupid.
Penguins in Australia!
Giraffes over the Sydney Harbor Bridge
A python. Almost as cool as the programming language.
An iguana, or maybe some other lizard. Whatever, who cares?
It's about whatever I say it's about