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Farewell Miss Simpson

Farewell Miss Simpson

The day had finally come for one of our long term rehab patients to be released!   This was a rather special patient, a Snares Crested Penguin as a matter or fact, who was found on a beach in southern Tasmania badly injured a number of months ago. Her wounds were deep and were suspected to have been caused by a dog attack. She was very lucky to have been found

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Are you killing the ducks with kindness?

Are you killing the ducks with kindness?

Everyone loves ducks, well most people do anyway! And what do people like more then ducks? They love feeding ducks!! And how couldn’t you when they are as cute as this little fellow?! But could you actually be killing them with kindness? Have a read of this great article put together by our Head Keeper Jason to re-think the duck feeding scene. “The feeding of ducks, in particular human

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Christmas time at Bonorong!

Christmas time at Bonorong!

With Christmas literally just around the corner, everyone at Bonorong knows just how hectic this time of the year can be! We have certainly had a busy few weeks with lots of extra animals coming in to care (particularly of the feathered variety) due to the wild weather Tasmania has been having. With just an unbelievable 5 sleeps until Christmas we are sure there are a lot of you feeling

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Chinese president meets baby devils

Chinese president meets baby devils

The Chinese President made a flying visit to Hobart this week on the tail end of the G20 summit. Greg (our director) had the privilege of meeting  Mr Xi Jinping 习近平 and his lovely wife Madam Peng Liyuan at Government House. Greg took along three baby Tasmanian Devils to say g’day to the VIP guests and they were absolutely delighted to meet our furry little companions! It was a once in

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Happy Birthday Fred – 100 years old!

Happy Birthday Fred - 100 years old!

The Sanctuary has held a special birthday party for one of our residents ‘Fred’, who is a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. We were celebrating quite a milestone as Fred has turned 100 years old! Fred’s party was a fantastic success! We had loads of ‘cockatoo themed’ activities for kids such as face painting, colouring in competitions, mask making, tree planting, card making and lots of yummy party food! Everyone was also encouraged to wear

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