We began our trip in Sydney which reminded us a lot of San Francisco. We were astounded by the friendliness and warmth of the Sydney-siders. We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney where we saw an assortment of birds.
As we were walking through the Gardens, we were surprised to look up and see many black pouches hanging from trees. We learned that these pouches were Grey-headed Flying-foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), one of the largest species of fruit bats in the world. If you look closely the faces of these bats bear a striking resemblance to a fox surrounded by a red fur. There is a movement underway at the Gardens to encourage these bats to roost elsewhere as they have permanently damaged many trees.
We also took a day long trip to the Blue Mountains near Sydney. There, we spotted two kangaroos in the wild (unfortunately, this was to be our only wild kangaroo sighting during our trip).
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