Is everyone else loving the 50 Malis chillin' around Melbourne? This one is my favourite, dressed as Dame Edna Everage:
I love that I live in a city that a) celebrates a zoo's birthday and b) does so by painting a replica of one of its residents, a gorgeous baby Asian elephant, in the guise of a cross-dressing 78-year-old man who also happens to be a national icon.
There are 49 others scattered across town; some, like Edna, show off iconic Melbourne motifs and some are painted by prominent Melburnians. I hear Mirka Mora's put her stamp to one. Looking forward to finding that one - the woman is a legend!
Happy Birthday, Melbourne Zoo. Here's to another 150 years of fantastic work for animals, and educating and entertaining visitors.