The gardens are home to wild ibises…
They seem to spend their free time picking at and eating the grass, which makes a curious sound, but the occasional cockatiel can also be found hanging out in the trees.
Andrew succeeded in getting a cockatiel to sit on his hand with gentle coaxing.
Not a great video, but this should give you an idea how damn active and LOUD these fruit bats are, even during the day.
Blending digeridoo with dance music, this dude knew how to work a crowd. Interesting musical concept, and he definitely sold it with personality.
Who knew watching a wallaby scratch itself would be this cute?
This little cockatiel has learned how to say hello (you can hear him faintly, along with us idiotically cajoling him to do so… who’s the parrot now, bitch?). He also enjoys having his head scratched, apparently.
This bizarre bird/dinosaur hybrid with a horn on its head is called a cassowary. He tried to bite my camera, and I was trying to get him to do it again, while filming, to no avail.
I couldn’t get a clear shot of this golden pheasant, so I took this video instead. It was just the most unexpected sight I’ve ever seen. As brightly colored as a parrot, but with an incredible iridescence.
We wanted so badly to reach in and grab these young’uns, but I think one of them took issue with me saying that they smell. Which they do, but like cough drops, so it’s quite pleasant actually.