Paul McCartney feeds Lady Red the kangaroo in The Beatles’ hotel room turned menagerie, Lennon’s Hotel, Brisbane, Australia, photographed by John Howard. (June 29-30th, 1964)
‘Lady Red, you’re the best thing since sliced bread,’ proclaimed Paul, offering her a slice.
‘Has she got a pouch?’ asked Ringo.
‘Oh, there it is, Ringo, don’t look!’ Paul shouted, and Ringo immediately shut his eyes.
Paul was in seventh heaven with Lady Red. ‘I love her because she’s such a mad animal,’ he said. He practically had to be dragged away to make the afternoon concert.
— John Howard, The Beatles: Unseen. (1996)