Lakeside is lucky enough to be wedged between Protected Wetlands and Coombabah Lake, making it a great area for wildlife spotting. Feel free to bring your camera and take some shots during your round, but please only observe animals from a distance, and respect the fact that this is their home, not ours.
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Eastern grey kangaroos are herbivores and predominately a grazing animal eating mainly shrubs and grass. They feed mostly at night and early in the morning. During the day, eastern grey kangaroos lie under shaded trees or in scrapes they have dug.
The koala is the only mammal, other than the Greater Glider and Ringtail Possum, which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves. 'Habitat' refers to the types of bushland that koalas like to live in. They are found in a range of habitats, from coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to low woodlands inland.
Adult Black Swans have a black body, with the exception of the broad white wing tips which are visible in flight. The bill is a deep orange-red, paler at the tip, with a distinct narrow white band towards the end. Younger birds are much greyer in colour, and have black wing tips. Adult females are smaller than the males.
All goannas are carnivorous, consuming anything they can overpower;
insects, small mammals, frogs, birds and reptiles. The larger species will even tackle large, dangerously venomous, snakes.