Whether you’ve come across the world or you’re just down the road - welcome to Bonorong!

Bonorong is a sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We're a social enterprise: a little business with a biiiig heart. The skills and funds generated through the sanctuary allow us to proactively address problems in our surrounding environment and communities.

A visit to Bonorong is a chance to come closer than ever to something wild and fragile. You’ll come face to face with animals that went extinct long ago in other parts Australia -- the same animals we’re working hard to protect now.

By walking through our old wooden gate you’ll become part of something special - everything we do, we do with your help.

From all of us here at Bonorong (four feet, two feet and no feet), we look forward to seeing you soon!


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  • Join us at Twelve Stones for a fundraiser dinner!
    Join us at Twelve Stones for a fundraiser dinner!
    Want to support Bonorong while having a great time and enjoying delicious food? We have an event for you! Join us on Friday 29 July 2016 for a five-course degustation of environmentally friendly delights paired with Moo Brew beers and Stefano Lubiana wines. There are limited tickets – so book in quick by calling Twelve Stones on 03 6268 0231....
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  • Randall’s in torpor! But what does that mean?
    Randall’s in torpor! But what does that mean?
    If you’ve visited the Sanctuary lately you may have noticed a few animals are ‘missing in action’… Randall the Echidna, our snakes and our blue tongue lizards have noticed the colder weather and gone into torpor. What is torpor? Torpor is probably more well known as ‘hibernation’ – but hibernation is only used if the animal goes into torpor in winter. If it was summertime, it’d be known as […]...
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  • Jasper’s monthly update: June
    Jasper’s monthly update: June
    Can you believe we’ve had Jasper two months already? Neither can we. This little guy is growing big and strong, right to schedule – sitting at 1250g (doubling his weight since our last post!) and an estimated 6 months old. He is covered in a layer of fine fur (about 1mm long) over most of his body, and his nose is almost completely brown now, although he’s still got […]...
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  • Bonorong makes the Ultimate Tasmania Bucket List!
    Bonorong makes the Ultimate Tasmania Bucket List!
    Titled “100 things to do in Tasmania before you die“, Experience Oz have compiled a list of experiences not to miss while in our beautiful island state. We’re pleased to be featured at #17 – snugly between Salamanca Markets and The Wall – and we’re pretty excited. Be sure to check out the full list and get around to all the experiences while you can!...
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Certificate of Excellence winner
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!