The Cairns Zoo offers a great opportunity to interact with Australian wildlife (and the occasional bug that is not native to the land). The star attraction is the chance to cuddle with a koala, something that delights children as well as adults. It also has a magnificent terrarium with some very interesting reptile species. The other major attraction of the Zoo are the Red Pandas. They are not marsupials, they are an Asian species, but hey, it is one of the friendliest mammals that I have seen and worth the visit. By the way, the Red Panda is also known as Firefox and the internet browser is named in honor of this animal.