While in Brisbane, I took a boat trip (!) up the Brisbane River to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. There were koalas and apparently it was free to cuddle one but before you could get in the queue you had to have bought a photo. The sanctuary was established in the 1920s when it was still legal to hunt koalas, prized for their fur. The hunting, and the reduction in their habitat resulted in their numbers falling very low.
I had limited time there so didn’t want to queue. Even so there were animals I missed, like the platypus. Instead I took a crewmate’s recommendation and bought some kangaroo feed. There were lots of other animals there too.
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