DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
29 August 2014 by Caitlin Jinks
British band Queen take a break from their rock ‘n’ roll tour to snuggle up to some native Australian animals in Sydney
They’re known as two of the greatest musicians of all time and have performed to sold out crowds all over the world. But Queen band members Brian May, 67, and Roger Taylor, 65 took a break from their rock ‘n’ roll image on Friday [29th August] as they held some furry friends at Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Warming to some native Australian animals the duo revealed their softer side as they cuddled up to wombats, echidnas and snakes.
It’s A Hard Life: Queen guitarist Brian May shed his rockstar image on Friday as he
cuddled up to a friendly snake at Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Brian and Roger – two of the four original members from Queen – seemed to enjoy their close encounter with the friendly creatures. As an animal rights advocate guitarist Brian was in his element, embracing the unique Aussie wildlife. He showed off his trademark curly locks as he smiled with a black snake wrapped around his neck. Later opting for a softer critter the rock God then held onto a wombat which burrowed its face into his warm chest.
Happy: As an animal rights advocate 67-year-old Brian was in his element, embracing
the unique Aussie wildlife
Drummer Roger also met one of the marsupials, hugging a large wombat as it munched on a carrot.
Animal encounter: Holding onto a big wombat, band mate and drummer Roger Taylor
was also there.
Having a snack: The 65-year-old was all smiles as he clutched onto the cheeky marsupial who was busy munching away on a carrot. He then moved onto a spiky echidna which he fed with a long, white spoon as he crouched down on the red dirt.
Hands on experience: Musician Roger fed a spiky echidna with a long, white spoon
as he crouched down on the red dirt
The two musicians are currently touring the country with collaborator and singer Adam Lambert, who was nowhere to be seen at the animal encounter. [READ MORE]