Photos taken at Healsville Sanctuary, Melbourne, Australia.
That little cute black animal is a Tasmanian "Tassie" Devil. Isn't she adorable? We happened to turn up right when the keeper was coaxing her out from under a log. The animals actually looked like they liked where they lived, unlike some other zoos I've been to. Healsville Santuary is fabulous, and from now on, the only place I want to take my tourists to Australia! It was a good 2+ hour drive from where we're living at the moment, and totally worth it. One of the most fabulous parts of the day was the "Birds of Prey" show they do, where a variety of Aussie birds fly low all around the audience; including this super cute talking cockatoo, and a giant wedge-tail hawk.I didn't get a good picture of the hawk, but imagine a feathery machine of a bird, with stocky, solid, feather covered legs, and you'll be close.