Brisbane, Australia and Her Animals

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By: leelefever on February 11, 2006 - 12:14am

You can't really come to Australia and not want to see a Koala and Kangaroo and strange birds right?  Of course not. Luckily, Brisbane offers a beautiful urban setting and a place to see local wildlife called "Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary". Basically, it had a lot of koalas and kangaroo.  Here is the required oh-so-cute picture of the koalas:

 What we didn't expect was to get so up close and personal with the Kangaroos.  Those claws on the ends of freakishly small arms are scary. 

I think we got a little more Discovery channel action than we paid for, or even wanted, when these roos decided to make joeys in front of us.   Parental Guidance is Suggested.

Back in the city, our favorite part of Brisbane was South Bank, on the other side of the Brisbane River, where like everywhere else- we found these critters, which seem quite at home in urban settings - in parking lots, on top of tables, cars, etv.  It is the Australian White Ibis.

As TwinF Members Halans and Amyo pointed out, the City Cat ferries make a great way to get around and see the city from the water. They look damn cool too.