Remember how much I love animals? Let me refresh your memory, it’s more than people. Sometimes it’s so pathetic I have to force them to hang out with me.Most certainly not a consensual selfie session.Imagine my excitement when I discovered a place where I could get up close and personal with these friendly guys, in an experience I simply wouldn’t get out in the wild wild Outback. The koalas were great, but the kangaroos stole the show at Lone Pine. Lone Pine is home to Red Kangaroos, Eastern-grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, Red-necked Wallabies and Pademelons, each offering their own unique personalities. Holy marsupial overload. Did you know? A male kangaroo is called a boomer. A female kangaroo is a flyer, a baby kangaroo is a joey, and a group of kangaroos is called a mob. Where can I sign up to be an animal namer in my next life?Now on to the not so friendly breeds, the big, bad Cassowaries. So deadly, they’re behind bars.“I told him about the cassowary, the flightless, man-sized bird that lives in the rain forests, with a razor claw on each foot with which it can slice you open in a deft and appallingly expansive manner.”The southern cassowary is an endangered species with a dwindling population of just 1,500. They are the third largest flightless bird, living in the rainforest and feeding on fruits, insects and small reptiles. They appear prehistoric with their horny helmet and talon-like claws.
Let’s talk emus. Australia’s largest bird. Ostriches long lost flightless cousin.
On the Australian coat of arms the Emu and the Kangaroo were selected as symbols of Australia to represent the country progress because they are always moving forward and never move backwards.
Alright, peace out kids. Thanks for joining me on my childish indulgence.