We decided to go to the Toranga Zoo in Sydney to look at more local critters. The zoo is a short ferry ride across the harbour from downtown. Originally built in 1916, only a few of the beautiful old buildings remain as the rest of the zoo has been totally modernized. They had African animals:
But we were really there to see the Australian animals. We saw the platypus in its special dark house - no pictures, but I will say that they are much smaller than I expected. We have both seen emus and ostriches - and there were emus here. But neither of us had see a cassowary. And the resident specimen was right down at the fence, giving us the hairy eyeball.
And then there were these guys:
But I know what you really want to see. This guy: