Greeted By A Native

American Indy car driver Al Unser Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., eyes a koala during his visit to the Currumbin Sanctuary on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia.

Unser is in Australia to participate in the Indy Car race on Sunday.

If you want to satisfy your adventurous spirit and visit Australia, book a tour through our Getaway section.

To keep informed about other athletic events, take a look at our Sports section.

And for more stories about members of the animal kingdom, see our Breeds Apart section.