Lion Island, as seen from Paul Landa Park, Pearl Beach (2011).
And a recent trip with the school choir, into the recently-revamped Sydney Town Hall in the CBD, had me noticing these stone "lion head" gargoyles (below). I guess I'd always known they were there but I hadn't really examined them closely before, nor noticed that each one had a different expression!
Then, of course, there are two lions in the school library:
Alex from "Madagascar" and "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
Alex and friends
And, it's almost Chinese New Year!