The Surfing Kangaroo

Photographed by Nadia Masood

She stands there, carefully balancing herself on the board while riding a high wave.  This kangaroo is a she because there’s a cute little joey  in her pouch (if you look closely in the picture, you’ll see the baby’s head).  I heard Australians call the female kangaroo a doe or flyer.

Anyway, you can find her in Zabeel Park, a Dhs 20 million (USD 5.5 million) technology based, recreational theme park in Dubai.  I’ll be posting a lot of pictures of the park in my next post, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out these cool places at That’s My World.

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31 Responses to The Surfing Kangaroo

  1. Cavaliere says:

    Kangaroos are such cute things 🙂
    But when they grow up …..!!
    I like the Koala Bears more ! 🙂

  2. Carver says:

    That looks like a fun park. Good shot.

  3. sylvia says:

    What a great shot! and what a fun place! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Arija says:

    That’s on way to teach Joey to surf! What an odd place to find a Kangaroo, maybe they should have one selling newspapers from her pouch too!

  5. Fishing Guy says:

    Nadia: That is truly a funny statue, very entertaining from your world.

  6. ewok1993 says:

    That looks like a fun place to go to. I look forward to more posting about this place.

  7. Asma Ahsan says:

    I am so bad at going to parks – I have to go check it out – A marathon was coming up – Wonder what happened to that?

  8. masood says:

    It should’ve been a Camel in the desert park ;).

    Really what an odd place to find a Kangaroo ;P

  9. Dina says:

    Well, I just came from Sydney and Bondi and it certainly is the surf culture there. But what a surprise to see a surfing roo in your neck of the woods!

  10. imac says:

    Thats cute and gave me a nics smile too.

  11. mubi says:

    arabs have a lot of money and they keep buying creative ideas!!no stopping them huh

    m looking forward to the pics 🙂

  12. What a neat picture.It almost looks real.and I did see the joey.

  13. Ruth says:

    Looks like a very green park for Dubai!

  14. Very interesting photo!

  15. Funny to see a kangaroo statue in Dubai. Very cute, though, and looks like a fun place.

  16. Haleem says:

    I agree… what an odd place for a kangaroo… is the park a water park or something?

    Middle East (I have seen this on other blogs) seem to have a big thing for such statues or big monuments in the middle of nowhere! 😀

  17. Doraz says:

    Glad I stopped by…very adorable! Good work on your blog! Have fun *(*

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  19. Geogypsy says:

    That’s a great statue. Must have been a long surf to your part of the world.

  20. It seems you have some very cool statues in Dubai, including this cutie.

  21. Lilli says:

    That is too funny, great statue

  22. Glennis says:

    Amazing that there would be a Kangaroo in your park! A fun statue though.

  23. Niyaz says:

    Woww very nice shot 🙂
    Looks like a real K’groo …

  24. farvin says:

    hmm…just curious….what the kangaroo doing in the desert..:)

  25. Specs says:

    LOL. This is funny in a way that’s a bit OTT. Why a kangaroo that’s surfing? LOLZ

  26. mariamellie says:

    Dear Nadia, that is really a funny picture! 🙂 I am touched that you said to me: “May Allah blesses you more”.. I read this and have teary eyes. Visit me again on or Syukron Ukhti!

  27. hfm says:

    Haha, looks pretty odd.

  28. meow says:

    i’ve been there twice, but can’t ever get away from the bbq area while there’s light.
    i mean FOOD is so much more enticing.
    but i really want to try the boating there…did you?

    I’ve traveled by sea so much already that boating has lost its appeal 😀

  29. Esther Garvi says:

    Too cute! The statue of a surfing kangaroo! Would not happen in my parts of the world!

    Greetings from Niger,

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