On a whim we decided to head to Perth Zoo. Perth Zoo is my favourite zoo of all the ones I've had the pleasure of visiting.
I want to share with you some of my shots from our outing and rather then try and cram the whole zoo experience into one blog post I'd prefer take a more leisurely trip through the zoo with you. And that is exactly what I'm going to do! The hardest part is deciding where to start.
There was this one animal who had me absolutely enchanted though. So lets start there.
Meet JabiruWearing a stylish outfit using bold colour blocking in white paired with stunning metallic peacock shades.
Accessories include an incredibly impressive beak and feet, sporting a very modern and elegant leg band.
The enormous wingspan can be put to good use scaring off pesky photographers.
The signalling feature should not be overlooked!
Great care must be taken to maintain such fabulous plumage.
The whole ensemble is set off with the most piercing bright yellow eyes.
Jabiru knows how to stand out in a crowd!!
Disclaimer: I paid to go to the zoo just like everyone else. I haven't been compensated for my time in writing this post. Perth Zoo does incredible conservation work and they need every dollar they can get to continue to support our native wildlife and to continue to contribute in world wide conservation programs.
Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia
Habitat: Tropical and warm temperate wetlands, lagoons and swamps
Source: Perth Zoo fact sheet
Find the black necked stork, a.k.a. Jabiru , at the Australian Wetlands exhibit.