Thank you ~ I thought it was a great shot as well. I never got to hold one, but I did pet it. However, as I was petting it, the koala starting making it's "mating call". The woman at the zoo had said it was magnificent that it did it around people, but I found it frightening.
Heehee yeah, they are quite intimidating when they make their various noises I wonder, did you see or get close to an Emu? Now THEY are freaky! Not to make a short reply a long story, but I did work at the Australian Reptile Park for about 4 weeks with a group...one of my friends in the group dragged me along to go feed the Emus who have free roam around the park. Well. I guess she regretted feeding them so much because only a little while later did I tell her "to slowly turn around and not freak out" There was a juvenile Emu staring at her from about an inch away from her face! [to the side so she didn't see it] Sorry for the novel reply!
Emu? Yes. I saw about all of the popular animals while visiting. We went to two zoos (Sydney Zoo and Featherdale) plus the Sidney Aquarium. They are quite scary. Lol, that would have been perfect! My friend that I was with was feeding a baby kangaroo at the zoo and the mother came over and violently stole the cones of food from both of us! It was a little disappointing. But funny at the same time. There was also a woman who put her hand into the koalas exhibit that specifically said "WE BITE" on the outside of the barrier. The lady had a little koala try to climb her arm. It bit her as well.