Today we went to the Cairns Zoo. Like Sydney and unlike America, they have more of an open-cage policy allowing visitors to walk amongst the animals. In the aviary, the kids got to pet the kookaburras.
The cassowaries are dangerous enough to necessitate a barrier.
The kangaroo pen is wide open. A 2×4 marks the do-not-cross line so the kangaroos can get away from people when they are annoyed or feeling lazy–their default state.
Belle found the boot from Wall-e.
And Lucy committed her very first photo-bomb.
Belle held a koala. A real one.
The kids enjoyed feeding the friendlier kangaroos.
We couldn’t pet the crocodiles.
And there was an old blue tractor.