It's not uncommon for celebrities to return to form after an unexpected early retirement, and the beloved Lake George zebras are no exception. The four life-sized sculptures will soon be on display again, but instead of being surrounded by a vast dry lake bed, they will be featured among the famous flower beds of Floriade.
And, if all goes according to plan, they will be welcoming a new addition to their family a zebra foal."Lake George" is a large basin-crater on the outskirts of Canberra that only fills in heavy rain and is frequently empty in drier climes.
The zebra family had previously enjoyed a blissful few weeks in the picturesque lake bed off the Federal Highway, before being damaged by vandals last month.
Floriade is the annual flower festival in Canberra that runs for a week with extensive planted flower beds, planted months before hand, in full bloom - espicially bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and jonquils which thrive in Canberra's cold climate country.
Floriade view - go to Floriade link for more information.
The sculptor's display was much appreciated by passing motorists and the travellers rest stop alongside the display was a favourite spot for photographers untils some mutant miscreants vandalised the sculptures, even beheading one of the fibreglass structures.
There was a prior battle between the sculptor and the government over the exhibit (the government ordered them removed) but after an ABC story ABC "Zebra News Story" the government relented - then the vandals struck.
When they appear at Floriade I'll post more images of the zebras and the flower displays.