Animal Portraits

We love all our weird and wonderful animals in Queensland from the furry to the ferocious. To showcase their uniqueness, we asked artist Yago Partal to help by illustrating a series of portraits of our most distinctive and loveable “mugs”. 

Meet Reggie the hipster Red Kangaroo and Tex the bogan Saltwater Crocodile.  Find out where Olive the Green Sea Turtle gets her name and which of our noisy birds helped coin the phrase “bushman’s alarm clock.”

Cue the spotlight; introducing 12 of Queensland’s iconic animal characters.


*note: The animal portraits are illustrations; no Queensland animals were harmed in the creation of this art series.

Who's Who of Queensland Animals