Mathew and I visited Healesville Sanctuary a few weekends back to see some of our truly cute and wonderful native animals. I learned many a-thing:
1) Australia has some seriously weird-ass animals,
2) the early settlers must have lost their shit on a regular basis,
3) ibises are damn annoying when you’re trying to eat lunch, and
4) I want to come back as a wombat.
Look familiar? This is the adorable wombat munching on some sweet potato and corn that featured in A Snapshot of Two Cities #13. She got super comfortable and lay down on the log to enjoy her snack.
When was the last time you visited your local zoo? Mathew and I like to go on a semi-regular basis (especially when there are cute baby dingo pups or wombats, not gonna lie) and I finally got my arse into gear and signed up for a year-long membership. I now get entry into any of the three amazing zoos we have as many times as I want! I could go every day if I wanted to and sometimes that is very tempting.
Do you have a favourite native animal? I don’t like to have favourites but the wombats and wallabies are probably up there. I just want to pat and cuddle them so very much.
Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.