Meet Cairns' newest (zoo) keeper of the peace
HE was raised by a family of kangaroos and has a 4m crocodile as his arch nemesis.
Meet Zoomlander Cairns's newest superhero.
Armed with his trusty golden "zoomerang", the caped crusader, real name Tony Lara, is on the prowl at Cairns Wildlife Dome as he protects visitors from Goliath, the evil crocodile.
"(He's usually) training, doing the assault course to keep fit," Mr Lara said of the masked marvel.
"He also has a guide an Aboriginal spirit who gave him a golden zoomerang to protect the animals."
Making his debut on Wednesday, Mr Lara said Zoomlander single-handedly saved the world from imminent destruction when many predicted otherwise on 12-12-2012.
The Freshwater man, who only arrived in Cairns last week, said Zoomlander was planning to make a number of appearances across the city in the coming weeks, including a stint on Zinc radio and a face-off with Taipans mascot Joe Blake.
Mr Lara said Zoomlander's motto would be to "respect, protect and take care of the zoo", with plans for a sidekick still in the works.
Cairns ZOOm is the latest attraction at the Cairns Wildlife Dome, featuring challenging high-level crossings, a ropes course and a zipline which flies across the crocodile enclosure.
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