Monday, September 3, 2012

Mali's in Town

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.


  1. Yes! Totally agree with you. Being able to go on an elephant hunt with my twin boys on their birthday was a delight. Can't wait to go find all of them at the zoo. Did you see the one that Mali painted herself? Not too far from this one.

    Linda (from MM)

  2. Yes, I did see it! That Mali is one talented elephant.