A-Z Archive: K Challenge: Aussie K’s

Hello all. For today’s K challenge, I decided to give a shout out to my beloved Australia by featuring four icons of the Land Down Under: the kookaburra, the kangaroo, the koala, and Aussie songbird Kylie Minogue, pictured here in performance at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium, May 2011. The critters were snapped last November at Sydney’s Wildlife World.

   

   

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7 Responses to A-Z Archive: K Challenge: Aussie K’s

  1. TBM says:

    Great collection!

  2. Yep, these critters are familiar all right! Did you know that apparently Australia is the only country that eats its Coat of Arms, whoops, perhaps someone should let them know…lol

    Not those little Koalas though, too darn cute!

    • I did know that, and I personally have eaten both critters on the coat of arms. On my first visit to Australia I dined at a restaurant in Darlinghurst that served only dishes prepared from native Australian critters, so I had kangaroo (gamey), emu (surprisingly tender) and crocodile (tasted just like chicken). On my most recent visit last November, I noticed that that restaurant is now gone.

      And yes, I draw the line at eating those cute koala, who surprisingly, are disappearing from New South Wales in great numbers, victims of urban encroachment, car accidents and dog attacks.

      • Lol, well it’s not familiar to me but I must admit to having eaten the Roo a few times. I know, we Aussies are wacky!!!

        Re Koalas I think the hardest thing for them is deforestation of urban areas for housing. Also we have a high record for bush fires here too and that’s at a detriment to the wildlife.

  3. A few years ago I was visiting Sydney at the time of those awful wildfires near Melbourne, and it was really sad to see the news footage and hear of the loss of animal (and human) lives.

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