Bird-watchers in Queensland say they’ve found a pair of fruit loops that are more than 50 years old.
The loops, located in a remote part of the Kimberley National Park, have been dubbed the ‘Juiciest Fruit Loop’ and the ‘Crispy Fruit Loop’.
“These fruit loops are almost 50 years in age, so we’re really happy to have these,” said Rebecca Gee, a wildlife photographer with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
“They’ve only been seen once before in Australia, but that was 50 years ago.”
It’s a really cool find, because the fruit itself is a pretty unique fruit, so it’s hard to tell if it’s the same fruit.
“We think they’re really good for people to see, because they look really pretty.”
Ms Gee said the loops were part of a species that is native to the Kimber.
“The other thing is that they’re just really hard to find.”
So, they’re an odd little fruit that have not been recorded anywhere else in the world before.
“The loops are also located in the area where the famous fruit loops have been found in New South Wales.
Mr Gee was able to photograph the loops by spotting a large brown tree branch on his way to a meeting.”
That tree branch is really well preserved, and there’s quite a few other interesting structures that have been left behind.
“But we’re very happy to say that they’ve all been found within this area.”
The loop was first reported in 2009 and Mr Gee is confident it’s still there.
“This loop is really pretty unique, and is actually quite a long loop,” he said.
“At a certain point, the fruit loops just fall apart and go back to the ground.”