This non-genealogical morning was devoted to Australia's unusual animals.
My first animal encounter (below) was with a joey - a baby kangaroo - named Blossom.
What did I see? Kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, echidnia (porcupine-ish), wombats, emus, many colorful birds and many koalas, of course. There was a strange white long-feathered white chicken.
Koalas were next up.
Sorry I didn't get this one's name (right).
There were lots of free-hopping wallabies, which are a smaller marsupial than kangaroos. Visitors can buy ice-cream cones filled with their feed.
Not sure what this bird is called.
However, he sports yellow feathers on his head which look exactly like a long blonde wig - kind of a rocker bird.
Fairy penguins - the smallest variety - were enjoying the water today - except for these two!